The nomenclature is a little screwy. In traditional Leica-ese, "-cron" signifies ƒ/2, not ƒ/1.2. However, "Nocticron" is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
But a) people who complained about the old 45mm Macro's slow ƒ/2.8 speed will certainly be happy; b) traditionalists who like manual aperture rings will be happy (it has one); and c) owners of non-stabilized older Panasonic Micro 4/3 bodies will be happy, because the lens has O.I.S. of its own.
Vaporware for now. Coming. Sure to be pricey, but who wants it any other way?
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B. R. George: "For me, the most interesting aspect of both of today's Panasonic announcements is the direction they suggest. I'm not especially in the market for this particular camera (although it looks delightful) or for this particular lens (although that's more of a temptation), but these announcements tell me that Panaonic now does IBIS and aperture rings, and I'm quite interested in both of those features."