fibonacci1618: The most important unknown at the moment is the IQ of the lens, although I'm sure the price is going to be too high for many. But it is what it is, i.e. a Leica design, f/1.2 lens. If the price is too high for, then go get the Oly 45 f/1.8. There is now a niche for both types of user, those who are happy with the Oly and its price, and those whose needs (or pockets) justify the Panny 42.5mm.
There's also the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 to boot.
There's no other lens system in the world that offers such a fantastic range in just this focal length - not even Leica has a Noctilux lens in this 85 to 90mm focal length.
So, I'm just glad m4/3 is maturing nicely. Now, let's see what the price will be.
then whats the point of buying any lens from m43 is the 42.1.2 wouldnt be a premium lens? maybe in terms of DOF it would be at 85mm 2.4 but its still 1.2 in terms of light gathering. nothing is even remotely close to this speed less it be a voigtlander which is all manual and metal.
ARB1: I love my 25mm f/1.4 and I want this lens also, now give me this lens at a reasonable price.
fantasy world if you really believe it would be $280this lens will sadly be in the $1000+ category :( which makes me a bit sad since i want it LOL
GH3 ? can we get focus peaking please too? K thanks...Panasonic already said the processor was not powerful enough to handle this yet this camera which uses the very same processor has it...*sigh* panasonic
"the DMC-G6 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode."