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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
8.8 out of 10

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 romeo

romeo, slrgear.com
9 June 2015
  • Summary: After 25 mm Oly that I recommend to all I was looking for something more wide and I took the Oly 12 mm, but it is too wide. Having sold 25 and 12 I try the Pana 20 f 1.7. Sharpness and boken seem in line with the Oly 25 but focus speed and fluidity of the focus ring are not acceptable when used in...
  • Pros: Perhaps the size
  • Cons: Focus speed and fluidity of the focus ring when used in manual
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by indysteve

slrgear.com
1 October 2014
  • Summary: great lens, way too noisy for video. noise always worried me. a little pricey but you get your $ worth IQ wise
  • Pros: IQ, aperature
  • Cons: noisy a/f sounds like a pepper grinder, price
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G review by attila_feher

attila_feher, slrgear.com
8 September 2014
  • Summary: It is probably one of the lenses that made the Micro-Four-Thirds system be what it promised to be: small and high quality. It is my lens of choice when I need a to make my Olympus EP3 fit in my coat's pocket. Pros: its focal length (40mm equiv. - a bit wider than the standard 50 mm equiv.
  • Pros: small and portable, wide aperture, good sharpness
  • Cons: a bit slow focusing, it hunts in very low light
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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
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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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