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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

A Compact and Lightweight Pancake with Outstanding Brightness Mi Read more

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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by theelderkeynes

theelderkeynes, slrgear.com
7 December 2013
  • Summary: It does what it says on the box! Turns my Oly E-P2 into a Leica basher! Put it on an E-P5 or E-M5 and it gets even better. Sharp and lovely tonal quality even shot direct into the sun over water.... Can't fault it.
  • Pros: Small, sharp, great IQ, makes a discrete package with an Olympus E-P2
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Let There Be Light

guldsmed, epinions.com
21 January 2013
  • Summary: If you need a bright lens, go ahead and buy it, it's amazing at this price.
  • Pros: Very bright, good performace all over
  • Cons: no lens hood, odd focal length (for me)
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Overall 10

Not perfect, but very very good

Micah, Amazon
31 October 2012
  • Summary: Much has already been said about this lens online, so I'll just point out the more obscure things I've discovered using it: -The inner barrel does indeed move, and when parked at shut off the inner barrel pull juuust slightly inside the outer barrel. It is not flush. For this reason, I highly recommend NOT using a step up ring directly on this lens. It would be ok on top of another 46mm filter. Make sure your filters are not wider than the inner barrel!
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Overall 10

User Review

evilsoapbox, gdgt
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is sharp, lightweight, and a consistent performer in a variety of light conditions. I use this lens in conjunction with ann Olympus PEN EP-2 and it works very well. The focal length is perfect for a "walk around" lens and it's small size means the camera and lens will fit in pockets,...
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by Kye

Kye, slrgear.com
11 May 2012
  • Summary: if 40mm field of view is your thing, you've got nowhere else to go in the M4/3 system. optically, i had to just 'get over' the whole distortion and CA auto correction issue. so i did good god this thing is sharp. have had all manner of top shelf lenses over the years, but the micro contrast on this thing is truly stellar. colour and contrast are just as good.
  • Pros: light, tiny, optically superb
  • Cons: corner shading up till f4 not great but easily adjusted out. bad CA under certain conditions too (but dxo nukes them)
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by Prime Minister

Prime Minister, slrgear.com
16 March 2012
  • Summary: For the small pancake that it is, this lens is an excellent performer. Apart from the somewhat slow autofocus and the loose, moving front element, there's nothing I don't like about this lens. Images are sharp and crispy and they have good contrast. The autofocus is slowish but accurate. The front element moves in and out during focussing and it seems a little fragile to me. The 14mm f/2.5 for instance, has no external moving parts.
  • Pros: Lightweight, small, fast aperture, sharp, good contrast
  • Cons: AF a little slow, moving front element
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by Ranger

Ranger, slrgear.com
16 February 2012
  • Summary: I've put this lens through some heavy use for the past two years with a GF1 and more recently a GX1. It is my most used M4/3 lens. My experience has shown it to be a rugged reliable lens. Image quality overall is excellent. It is a primary player in my street photography projects. 40mm equivalent is the sweet spot for what I do. Highly recommend this lens for overall balance of size, speed, and IQ.
  • Pros: Image Quality, Size, Build Quality, f/1.7
  • Cons: None
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by naveedakhtar

naveedakhtar, slrgear.com
8 December 2011
  • Summary: Considering this is the focal length am using most out of 14-42 mm range, this lens is very practical for me. I gave my kit lens on this one and am keeping this lens since it was released and used it extensively. Many times only this lens in my camera bag. Well as already listed its pros the only major cons is: I wish if it would be sielent like other M43 Pany/ Oly are making recently.
  • Pros: Sharp, low CA, small, fast, price, bright, build
  • Cons: loud, VA
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by asulea

asulea, slrgear.com
16 October 2011
  • Summary: A real lens for MFT: good image quality, small, fast and not expensive.
  • Pros: Fast, small and sharp lens.
  • Cons: No.
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Overall 10

User Review

PavelUrusov, gdgt
22 February 2011
  • Excerpt: This is probably the best Micro 4/3 lens available at the moment. It's very sharp even wide open and has pleasant bokeh. AF is surprisingly fast, too. Build quality is great for such a small item. The lens itself is made of high quality plastics and the mount is metal. The best part of the...
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