Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens announced, Price & Release Date not available yet

Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f 1.2 lens

Along with the Panasonic GX7, Panasonic also announced the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens. This lens is the fastest autofocus lens ever created for the Micro Four Thirds system.

Price, Release date, pre-order info is not available yet. We will update this post when available.

Full press release:

NEWARK, NJ (August 1, 2013) Panasonic today announced the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 lens, the fastest (1) interchangeable lens in the Micro Four Thirds standard for the LUMIX G Series cameras.

Previously, Panasonic has marketed interchangeable lenses meeting LEICA specifications, including the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. and the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. The name “NOCTICRON” was defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens type continuing LEICA’s legendary elements of large diameter, high quality lenses. The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 achieves the fastest (1) F1.2 for a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens, becoming the first large diameter, high performance NOCTICRON lens.

Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the globally expanding Micro Four Thirds market.