In February 2015 Panasonic announced Lumix G 42.5 mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens. This new lens has outstanding sharpness from maximum aperture and little (even no) distortion, falloff and fringing. Here are two reviews of Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7 lens.
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From the ephotozine:” With an equivalent lens being available for so much less money, it hard to see how the extra cost can be justified. Panasonic camera owners will appreciate the optical stabilisation, but I’m unsure that many will appreciate it so much that they’re willing to pay such a premium. However, there’s every chance that the price may drop in time, which may change this situation completely…”
From the Lenstip:”Fortunately Panasonic understood that offering just two expensive instruments, even with the prestigious Leica logo, is not a good idea; after a while they decided to launch their own sensibly priced portrait lens. In February 2015 they showed the Panasonic G 42.5 mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. and several months later it hit the shelves in Poland…”
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