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Shot with Olympus OM-D E-M1.
This series is at close range, which can be a very weak area for many fast lenses (for example, the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G is exceptionally weak at close range). But at a similar price, and having to “cover” a much smaller M4/3 sensor, optical design considerations are easier, and here the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 is clearly a high-grade lens offering something very special.
There was no observable air movement, so this series gives an excellent feel for how bokeh and depth of field develop with stopping down.
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