Panasonic should launch a portrait lens for MFT : 42.5mm F1.2

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Lumix G X 35-100mm lens
Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100mm lens for MFT mirrorless cameras like the Panasonic Lumix G5, GF5, GH3 and GX1

Panasonic took advantage of the CP+ 2013 photo show in Japan to present its new MFT lens roadmap for mirrorless Lumix G cameras. This roadmap already appeared during the Photokina 1012 and has been updated this time with the addition of a lens that I find quite interesting and which should attract more than one portrait photographer. According to the  schedule, Panasonic is reportedly developing an 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, which would be a 85mm f/1.2 quivalent once mounted on a compact micro 4:3 camera. In short, it would be a perfect and fast portrait lens. It is also accompanied by a prime telephoto, a 150 mm f 2.8 which will give an equivalent 300mm f/2.8 on a Lumix G.

panasonic lens roadmap
Panasonic MFT lens roadmap shows a 42.5mm F1.2 lens. Photo by www.dpreview.com

Last week, Panasonic has expanded its range of compact Micro 4:3 lenses with new kit lens, or rather a revision of the classic 14-42 mm that earns in both depth to become really compact, 25% smaller, and on the scale with gain of 100 grams. (Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5. 6 II ASPH Mega OIS)


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