Characterised by its fast and sophisticated optical design, the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. Power O.I.S. is an 85mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The fast f/1.2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords more control over focus position for producing shallow depth of field imagery. The lens's optical design employs a pair of aspherical elements, one UHR element, and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Nano Surface Coating also enhances contrast and colour fidelity by reducing lens flare and ghosting.
The name "Noctricon" was newly defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens that achieves remarkably fast f/1.2 apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur.. The popular 42.5 mm of middle-telephotoTELEPHOTOA lens with long focal length capable of making distant objects appear nearer thus larger. Essentially, it isolates and magnifies the subject so that it appears as a full image when shooting from a distance. Telephoto lenses are ideal for photographing subjects that are further away, such as wildlife and sports photography. focal distance (equivalent to 85 mm on a 35 mm camera) is definitely suitable for portraits with rich stereoscopic effect. Together with the high-speed aperture, you can utilise the beautiful soft focus for more impressive, creative shots. 9 blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces a smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings
Aperture Ring Control / Metal Finish Design
The inclusion of newly developed stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. Notably, the performance of AF is by far superior to the phase-difference AF when fast lens with smaller F value is used. When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G, you can take advantage of the high-precision, high-speed ContrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). AF system.
Nano Surface Coating
With Panasonic's Nano Surface technology the reflection is dramatically minimised at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with a dramatic reduction of ghost and flareFLAREOccurs when a point light source such as the sun or an artificial light (that is brighter than the rest of the scene), hits the front element of a lens resulting in a lack of contrast, haze, or unwanted semi-transparent objects being present in the image. You can avoid lens flare with a lenshood or filters, however, the effect is also useful for bringing artistic elements into an image, such as sun rays peaking out from behind a rock formation. .
Due to the shallow depth of field which is unique to the large aperture lens, even a slight handshake causes out-of-focus. However, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) which is newly integrated with this lens effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large, slow one making it easy to shoot super clear shots even when shooting in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors.
Micro Four Thirds System
85mm (35mm Equivalent)
Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
Two Aspherical Elements
One ED Element, One UHR Element
Nano Surface Coating
Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
POWER Optical Image Stabiliser
Manual Aperture Ring
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
(35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Micro Four Thirds
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
G Lens Cap for Lumix Lenses (67mm)
Rear Lens Cap for Lumix G Lenses
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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