I think he likes it:

Sometimes a lens comes along that is special. This is one of those lenses.

The shots look fantastic, and as I’m quickly learning with photography gear: you get what you pay for.

Olympus makes some stellar lenses at incredible prices, but there is a slight sterility to them. The Panasonic lenses, however, have a special character to them which I really prefer.

I’ve rented the Olympus 45/1.8 lens a couple of times and love it. But looking at some of Huff’s side-by-side comparisons between the Olympus 45 and the Panasonic 42.5, it’s clear that the character and contrast of the latter is there.

Steve Huff’s Review of the new Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5 f/1.2