Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens

Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens

Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens

B&H # PA2017 MFR # H-H020
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Product Highlights

  • Compact Pancake Style Lens
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Unique Manual Focus System
  • 40mm Equivalent In 35mm Format
  • 2 Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.66'/0.2 m
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Panasonic H-H020 Overview

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The Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G-Series Lens, a Micro Four Thirds system large-diameter wide-angle f/1.7 20mm (40mm in 35mm camera equivalent) manual focus pancake-style lens. The lens operates a unique manual focus system which drives the focusing group indirectly via the lens's autofocus motor. The feel of the manual focus ring remains the same whether the camera is set to auto or manual focus which can be problematic in some shooting scenarios. The advantage is that turning the manual focus ring quickly makes very fast initial adjustments, but then turning it slowly allows very fine focusing.

This lens produces bright photos with a dramatic soft focus even in dimly lit locations. Its compact, easy-to-carry size is also ideal for capturing everyday scenes and snapshots.

In the Box
Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Storage Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic H-H020 Specs

    Focal Length 20mm
    Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 40 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.7
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 57°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.92" / 20 cm
    Magnification 0.13x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 46 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.48 x 1.0" / 6.30 x 2.54 cm
    Weight 3.5 oz / 99 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.1 x 3.2"

    Panasonic H-H020 Reviews

    Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 523.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal with GX1 for street photography I use this lens with a GX1 for street photography. It is a great pancake style lens and ideal for this purpose : compact, discreet, great image quality, low f stop. Result have been excellent even wide open, and gives a good bokeh close up. Only regret is that I wish I had bought it with the GX1 instead of wasting a few months trying to get good results from the power zoom (kit) lens. This lens is perfect for what I needed and is a great match for the GX1.
    Date published: 2012-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must This is my absolute favorite among my Lumix lenses. The image quality is (almost) at Leica-level. Before buying it I contemplated the 4/3 Leica 25mm 1.4 with an adapter but decided against it, since the Lumix is almost as fast but comes in a much smaller size (and with a much smaller price tag). I have not had any reason to regret the choice. For my personal use, i prefer the 40mm equivalent is to Leicas 50mm equiv. I brought several lenses to a trade show recently that I covered for my newspaper, and ended up taking almost all pictures with this lens.
    Date published: 2010-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from loud auto focus I got this for my GH2 - man, these reviews aren't kidding around, this lens is fantastic! Normally I prefer zoom lenses, cuz I shoot run&gun/event video and I need a zoom, but all the Lumix zooms are awful in low light, so I am stuck with a dilemma: do I want the focal options or low light options? I could use a lens adapter with vastly superior glass, but I actually use the autofocus on the Lumix lenses, so having that available has helped me out. I guess the trade off leaned more towards the f/1.7 over zoom range. It's not ideal, but I'm broke, so this is the best thing I could have asked for at this price point. I'm not going to complain too much about it. This lens is beautiful.
    Date published: 2011-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pancake lens There are not a lot of pancake sized fixed focal length lenses for the micro 4/3rds format, but my decision was essentially between the Olympus 17mm f/2.8 and this lens. I tried both lenses on my Olympus E-P2 and found the Panasonic very sharp, even wide open at f/1.7. While I wanted the small lens for a small camera size, I also wanted usability and the faster aperture and sharper image quality made the Panasonic easily the lens for me. The only thing negative about this lens is that it commands a price significantly above the 17mm lens, and is very difficult to find.
    Date published: 2010-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. Meets and exceeds all expectations I have to agree with the universally rave reviews of this lens. I tossed it on my old Panasonic GH-1 and its a new camera. I was hesitant about giving up anti-shake and zoom. But the low light capability, control of depth of field, razor sharp image inspires me to look at the world without zoom and make it work. There is a hard to describe special quality of the image that grabs your attention. I use the rig for hiking and it really makes a light and compact rig. In wet weather I do toss the camera in a bag with reusable dessicant to keep it from building up moisture too much, in addition to shielding the camera from rain. This is what I have been looking for ever since playing with prime glass on my Canon AE1 in film days.
    Date published: 2013-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 75% Rule I recently upgraded to the GX1 from the LX5 and S95. I am a casual enthusiast who is trying to break into the world of interchangeable lenses and decided to get the 20mm 1.7 along with the 14-45mm. The 20mm lens is special because it's a normal wide that gives a little bit more than the 50mm FF that most people see. The lens has character and does something special to the pictures due to its really nice bokeh, crisp image quality, and corner to corner sharpness. The vignetting is also very low. Add this to the 1-inch depth, and now there's a must have lens, for low light and more, for 75% of the masses like myself who want to make sure they get the right equipment to grow with.
    Date published: 2013-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If You Own a Micro Four Thirds Camera You simply MUST own this lens. It's that simple. It will transform the way you shoot and what you can shoot. It is fast in low light, super sharp wide open and exhibits superb color rendition. Small profile makes it the ideal travel and walk around companion taking up nearly no space at all. Like putting a turbo in your engine it speeds up the photographic process as well as providing a virtual guarantee of unreal images to print or post. There are in my humble opinion NO negatives to having this lens. You simply MUST own one if you have a micro 4/3rd camera.
    Date published: 2010-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lens i have an olympus ep-1 that came bundled with the 14-42mm lens. i bought this lens because i wanted something with a faster f-stop for portrait, closeup and low-light shooting and it hasn't disappointed. i tried this lens and the olympus 17mm pancake lens out and the weight and feel of the panasonic lens was a lot better. not to mention, id rather have more aperture than more angle of view. the only downside to the lens is its odd focal length for shooting other things--like architecture. but if you find yourself taking pictures of your friends from across a table--there's no better lens for your micro 4/3 setup
    Date published: 2010-07-18
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