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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
A standard portrait-length prime, the Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is an 85mm-equivalent lens designed for the Micro Four Thirds system of mirrorless cameras. One aspherical element is incorporated within the optical design, which helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions for enhanced sharpness and accurate rendering. The f/1.7 maximum aperture is particularly beneficial for selective focus imagery, and also aids shooting in low-light conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile tool for portraiture, the rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when making shallow depth of field photos and movies.
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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Overview

A standard portrait-length prime, the Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is an 85mm-equivalent lens designed for the Micro Four Thirds system of mirrorless cameras. One aspherical element is incorporated within the optical design, which helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions for enhanced sharpness and accurate rendering. The f/1.7 maximum aperture is particularly beneficial for selective focus imagery, and also aids shooting in low-light conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile tool for portraiture, the rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when making shallow depth of field photos and movies.

Complementing the optical attributes is a fast stepping AF motor and internal focus design, which provides smooth, quiet, and responsive focusing performance for intuitive handling. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) also benefits hand-held use by compensating for the effect of camera shake for sharper imagery.

Prime 42.5mm portrait-length lens provides an 85mm equivalent focal length with Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Fast f/1.7 maximum aperture enables extensive control over focus position and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
One aspherical element helps to reduce spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity.
Stepping AF motor and internal focus design provides smooth and quiet focusing performance and functions at a 240 fps signal transfer rate for fast, responsive use.
POWER O.I.S. minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper hand-held shooting.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
All-metal lens barrel and bayonet mount offers durability and rigidity.
UPC: 885170238008

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Specs

Focal Length42.5mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance1.02' / 31 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design10 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.17 x 1.97" / 55 x 50 mm
Weight4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.48 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.45 x 3.3 x 3.2"

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Reviews

Nice portrait lens

By Keith
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Bought this lens for portraits. Nice images. Good addition to my kit.

So small I might loose it!

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

I've made 90% of my paying images in the past 25 years with either the Nikkor 105 1.8, the Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8. Looks like this is my new best friend.

42.5mm / 85MM Equivalent Micro four thirds lens

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-18

i love this lens already printed a bunch of pics that were taken with this lens. if you're thinking about getting this lens dont hesitate!!

Nice for portrait photography on G9.

By Yang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-14

Even it's 3/4 lens, but in mostly condition, it worked well!

As sharp and contrasty as the Olympus 45/1.8

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-04

Excellent lens! sharp and contrasty, ultrafast focus, smooth focusing ring, small, light and with a very pleasing modern clean design. It feels high quality, the fact that it's made in Japan probably add to that feeling, I suppose. Very similar optical performance to the well know Olympus 45mm/f1.8, but with significantly closer focusing distance, and of course the great addition of IS. Only thing I would change is the front threads diameter so it would fit a 46mm cap; with the current 37mm it looks a bit strange and protruding, just an aesthetic thing. Using a simple step up ring 37mm--46mm fixes it easily, and it just looks better. It's of course also practical, if your other lens/s have 46mm diameter you can now just carry extra caps/filters with one diameter.

lightweight

By Justin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-17

great to bring with you for a variety of shots.

Checks all the boxes

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

Small, light, fast focus, close focusing, Sharp. Comes with lens hood, case. Nice control over depth of field. Cons? Perhaps the tiny 37mm filters needed. Nothing a step up ring won't fix. Need a portrait lens for m4/3? Get this lens.

Nice portrait lens

By A Otto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

A nice portrait lens

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Asked by: Anonymous
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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