Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

Last Updated (27 April’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Stevehuffphoto

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH is a Compact Pancake Style Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras. It features Unique Manual Focus System, 20mm focal length that equivalent to 40mm In 35mm Format with maximum aperture of f/1.7. The lens has minimum focus distance up to 0.66′/0.2 m with 57° angle of view, and its construction consists of 7 elements in 5 groups including 7 Diaphragm Blades. It measure (Diameter x Length) Approx. 2.48 x 1.0″ (6.30 x 2.54 cm) and weight 3.5 oz (99 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Reviews

Stevehuffphoto reviews the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH and writes;
“With this little Panasonic 20 1.7 lens you have a high quality lens THAT WILL NOT BREAK THE BANK. You can do low light, shallow depth of field, and get great results. I say this as a hobbyist, not a pro. For 90% of what I shoot if I had to choose between the E-P2 and 20 1.7, D300s or Canon 7D then it would be the E-P2.”
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Photozone reviews the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH is an interesting little being. The center image quality is nothing short of phenomenal. The borders are slightly worse but still very good level and that’s straight from f/1.7. The amount of vignetting is a bit on the high side at f/1.7 and you need to stop down a few stops to resolve the issue. Distortions and lateral CAs are very well controlled and not field relevant.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photoreview reviews the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH and writes;
“Slight vignetting was detected at f/1.7 but this was gone by f/4.5 and vignetting was negligible at smaller apertures. Rectilinear distortion was also negligible. The wide aperture also provided a bright enough image to support manual focusing after dark. In bright conditions, flare and ghosting were relatively low.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

SLRGear reviews the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH and writes;
“With excellent results for sharpness, resistance to chromatic aberration and essentially no distortion, Panasonic has done well with the 20mm ƒ/1.7, and we’ve been having fun shooting with it. For a really compact shooting package, the lens is a worthwhile investment.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH and writes;
“Those looking for standard lens with a fast maximum aperture cant go far wrong with this lens. It delivers sharp, contrasty images, focuses fast and is compact enough to make a pocketable combination with your Micro Four Thirds camera. “
Rating: ★★★★½

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Samples Images

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Sample Photos

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Manual

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Features

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Features

The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH offers a dramatic compactness and light weight design while the maximum aperture F1.7 enable you to capture a beautiful soft focus for photos to be even more impressive. The optical design utilizes seven lenses in five groups that combined with two aspherical lenses that most effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution corner to corner.

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Featuring 20 mm of focal distance that equivalent to 40 mm on a 35 mm film camera, this lens produces bright photos with a dramatic soft focus even in dimly lit locations. Equipped with a rounded 7 diaphragm blades allowing the lens produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.

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