Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Vs SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7

Testing out the $1200 MFT Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 up against the vintage lens SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 when mounted on a speedbooster.


When mounted to a Micro Four Thirds camera both lenses come out to roughly an 85mm full frame equivalent. This comparison video will help you decide whether it is worth it to you to spend loads of cash on a high-end lens or stick to the budget friendly option.

Tuber Jeven Dovey goes out onto the beach to capture video footage with the Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 and the vintage lens SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 to help us see the differences. Most people are surprised at how close the two camera lenses compare when edited in post.

There are quite a few vintage lenses out there that can give you great results on a mirrorless camera body. Here is a good starter list below.

Canon FD 28mm F2.8
Canon FD 50mm F1.8
Canon FD 135mm F3.5

MIR-1 37mm F2.8
Helios 44-2 58mm F2
Juputer-9 85mm F2

Canon FD, Minolta MD and Konica AR mount lenses can often give you great value for money. Also look for M42 screw mount lenses, because M42 mount lenses are generally quite inexpensive and are adaptable to just about any other popular camera mount. Some of the other top, easily adaptable mounts include Olympus OM, Pentax K and Nikon F, but can be much more pricey than the others.