The Leica Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 is now finally shipping and in Stock in European stores too! In Germany you can get it now at Technikdirekt (Click here).
Our reader Christoph got the lens in Germany and sent me the picture you see on top. He writes:
the Nocticron 1,2/42,5 is now shipping in germany – I picked up my copy at the local dealer. The make of the lens is absolute first rate – surely superior to former Panasonic/Leica lenses and close if not equal to (real) Leica M glas.
As a funny coincidence I today received also a lomography “new Petzval Portrait Lens” 2,2/85 (in EF-mount for FF-EOS) which reflects the original optical formula of the very first portrait lens from 1840.
I’ m quiet keen on exploring the IQ and rendering of these so different portrait-lenses – one the surely most vintage and the other the probably most advanced optical design:)
In US the lens is in Stock at KenmoreCamera (Click here).
dCap sent me an email to wanr me the E-M10 is in Stock at Wex UK:
Just the black version with new kit zoom
the other three options (silver kit) (body only x2 colors) are stsill pre-order