Someone at Mobile01.com posted this picture of the soon to be released Leica-Panasonic Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 MFT lens on the Panasonic GX7. I hope the person will soon share some image samples taken with that combo. It looks like a beast of a lens that makes even the GX7 look too small and unbalanced.
The Nocticron will be released in early 2014. Price is still unknown. For comparison only: A Full Frame Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens costs around $2,200 ay Amazon (Click here). Hope the Nocticron will cost much much much less!
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Dpreview (Click here) published the full Panasonic GX7 review. It earned the “Silver Award” and that’s what DP thinks of the camera:
Panasonic has thrown virtually every possible feature into its DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera, and for the most part, they’ve succeeded. We like the photo and video quality, performance, customizable controls, and silent shooting mode. That said, the limitations on the in-body IS system, the tendency to close down the aperture in Program mode, and lack of in-camera Raw processing keep the GX7 from earning our highest recommendation.
Image courtesy: Photozone.
It is dead sharp in the image center and pretty good in the border region. Since distortions are auto-corrected, there is nothing to worry about here. You may spot some light falloff in the corners at f/2.8 but it’s not overly disturbing and gone from f/4 onward. Lateral CAs are quite low. The quality of the bokeh – a major aspect of a fast lens – is very good. The background blur is beautifully rendered and there’s almost no bokeh fringing.
Panasonic dropped the price of the G6 with kit lens down to $598 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). That’s a very good price for a camera that is secretly known to be the real GH2 successor :)