Panasonic unveils Leica-branded ultra-fast f/1.2 optic ideal for portrait shooting. We get an exclusive hands-on first look

Amongst the collection of new cameras announced today by Panasonic arrived a new 42.5mm Leica lens, compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

Thanks to the Micro Four Thirds lens crop the 42.5mm lens delivers an equivalent focal length of approximately 85mm, while the extremely fast f/1.2 maximum aperture should produce some pleasing bokeh.

The lens also features Panasonic’s Power OIS stabilisation technology and a newly designed focusing motor, and on the whole it’s a series specified MFT optic.