Two new Nokton 42,5mm lens reviews.


Image courtesy: DSLRmagazine

Soon Panasonic will officially launch the new 42,5mm f/1.2 Nocticron Lens. But don’t expect it to be cheap! If you don’t care about not having AF than you may jump on the great Voigtlander Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 lens!

DSLRmagazine (translation here) just published the full test results and in short these are their findings:
– The center of the image is very sharp at f/0.95 already.
– You will start to have a top performance of both center and corner sharpness at f/2.0 aperture.
– Vignetting is acceptable at f/0.95 and disappears from f/2.0 towards.
– There is almost zero distortion
– The overall performance has been improved compared to the first Nokton 25mm lens.

There is another review of the lens at Admiringlight (Click here) and DSLRmagazine (translation here):

At smaller apertures, the Nokton 42.5mm is extremely sharp across the frame with great color and contrast. At wider apertures, there is a glow due to spherical aberration, though resolution is still relatively good. The spherical aberration becomes more problematic at closer focus distances and wide apertures and the lens can display rather heavy longitudinal chromatic aberration. Overall, though, the images out of the 42.5mm f/0.95 are of very high quality, and the speed and subject isolation you get with this lens is more akin to the look you get from a full frame camera than typical Micro 4/3.

Really a great lens from Voigtlander!

All search links to Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
17,5mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay 25mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay 42,5mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay


UPDATED: Panasonic GX7 now in Stock in US (Kenmore).


For the first time the GX7 is in Stock in USA via Kenmorecamera on eBay (Click here). It will be in Stock aftertomorrow in other US stores like Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama and Samys.

UPDATE: And the 12-35mm X lens is available for $949 at MZgamers (Click here). It’s the lowest US price ever seen.

GX7 links:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.


(FT4) There will be a Panasonic 12-32mm (non PZ) compact lens.



A source just shared some info on a new lens that will be launched along the new ultra-compact Panasonic G camera in early October! There will be a 12-32mm lens as compact as the current Panasonic X Vario PZ 14-42mm. But the new 12-32mm will not have the PZ function and is likely a tiny bit smaller than the current pancake zoom. Obviously this lens will be the kit lens of the ultracompact camera. Very small, very light and a tiny bit wider…sounds like the perfect companion for the new camera!

P.S.: Along the Panasonic G and 12-32mm ultra compact camera and lens there will be also the final release of the Nocticron 42,5mm lens.

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G6 price drop and PEN deals


The G6 is seen by many as the real GH2 successor. A relatively “cheap” but still high quality hybrid cameras. It just got a first small price drop at Amazon US (Click here). And if you want you can get it even cheaper (and with a huge set of free extras) at 6ave on eBay (Click here).

There are also two GF deals to report:
White GF3 with 14mm pancake for $299 at Amazon US (Click here).
Black GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $329 at Amazon US (Click here).