Lumix GH4 with Leica 42.5mm lens

November 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


I was done preparing the turkey and stuffing and dinner was a few hours off. What to do? Snack on some Swiss cheese and crackers of course! I love Guggisburg from Sugarcreek, Ohio and we try to have some here all the time. Aaron was here so we were talking cameras and I was able to show him some of the cameras and lenses I have on loan from my long time friend Tom Curley at Panasonic. I've been shooting these for the last week and quite frankly I'm very impressed with the image quality from this line!

The Leica 42.5mm Nocitron f1.2 lens is unlike anything I've every had the pleasure to work with. I am super excited about scheduling a portrait session with this lens. Since we didn't want to take the time to set up for a session, I used the kitchen counter. So this isn't as controlled of an experiment as I would typically do, but it shows pretty nicely how much difference a few stops can make. The work "bokeh" is overused and used incorrectly possibly more than any other "buzz word" in photography. If you read my blog with any frequency you know it is a sore spot with me. I know I can't right all the wrongs, but I'll keep trying to illustrate in my own little way what I see.

What do you see right away? I think its pretty obvious that by stopping down just a little, the entire look and feel of the image changes. If this were a close up of a person, with a background a few feet behind them, the look would be beautiful! That is my goal for next week. But for now, this will have to do.