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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. Lens (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 40mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Characterized by its slender profile, the black Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. from Panasonic is a compact, slightly wide 40mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its bright f/1.7 maximum aperture offers notable control focus for working with shallow depth of field techniques and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate rendering, and individual elements have also been multi-coated to control surface reflections and flare for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions.
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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Overview

Characterized by its slender profile, the black Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. from Panasonic is a compact, slightly wide 40mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its bright f/1.7 maximum aperture offers notable control focus for working with shallow depth of field techniques and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate rendering, and individual elements have also been multi-coated to control surface reflections and flare for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions.

Slightly wider-than-normal prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and offers a 40mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize greater sharpness and resolution.
Individual elements have been multi-coated to effectively reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.
Autofocus motor supports camera's contrast detection for precise focusing performance. AF can also be manually overridden for more fine-tuned control.
Pancake form factor measures just 1"-thick, making it ideal for everyday and travel use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170152687

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Specs

Focal Length20mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 40mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View57°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.48 x 1" / 63 x 25.5 mm
Weight3.07 oz / 87 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.1 x 3.25"

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Reviews

Nice lens

By Jeffrey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

This is a good lens for my GX9. The only problem is it isn't compatible with the camera's continuous autofocus. Otherwise, really nice for general photography - street, candid, family snapshots.

It's a great lens - not just a great value...

By larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

I LOVE the 20mm (40mm) perspective and this lens is a great lens - and not just for the value. Yes, it is a bit slow in focusing compared to my 15mm Pana Leica 1.7 (which, btw - is an AMAZING lens). It's as sharp as you'll ever need it to be, the bokeh is excellent. And, of course, the size makes it an absolutely great street photography lens. I was planning on buying the new OM System (Olympus) 20mm 1.4, which will be a truly fantastic lens - but for $900 out-of-pocket dollars, and 2.5x the size and 2x+ the weight - I'm going to stick with this lens that I'll keep glued to my GX9. (I'm giving up weather proofing, 1/2 stop, instant focusing - and likely a bit better images for this tiny workhorse lens. ( However, if I were going to get a 20mm focal length lens for an OMD EM body or G body, I'd likely get the new Olympus 20mm 1.4. But it's perfect for a GX or Pen body. I'd give this lens a 4.5 overall, with the only real knock being the speed of focusing.

Tiny , Little d Powerful lense

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-30

Best Portrait M4'3 lense for it price... Powerful than it size... I recommend it. Used with my G7 and GH5s..Flawless Result..

This lens just lives on my camera now.

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

This has become my do-everything lens. Which makes sense as the 40mm equivalency means it's the same FOV as the Olympus Trip 35, my all-time favourite camera. It's long enough for environmental portraits, tight enough that subjects don't look so lost in street photography, and fast enough for night photography. It close focuses like a champ too. It's mostly metal, so the weight is noticeable on my E-M10 III which is more reassuring than anything. To me, this would be a better kit lens than the 14-42mm that gets bundled with most M4/3 cameras. If you can only have one lens, this is the one to get, just for the versatility and quality.

A Sweet Little Lens

By Wayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-16

Perfect for street photography .

Little lens that’s packs a punch

By Garett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-17

I’ve been using this on music videos with my bmpcc 4K. Lens is very sharp and a great pick up for a first lens.

Absolutely Stunning

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-12

If you need proof that you can't judge a lens by its appearance or price tag, this is it. I never would have imagined that a relatively cheap pancake would be one of the sharpest lenses I've ever owned, and produce "wow" images that make you want to zoom in and feast on the contrast colors and details. The bokeh I would rate as "good". I shoot raw and process in PhotoLab 5 with no added sharpening, and the photos from my GX9 with this 20mm f/1.7 are beyond all expectations for a 20MP micro4/3 sensor. I can see every thread in someone's coat at 15 feet from the camera, the individual grout lines in a brick factory smoke stack far in the distance... I can't believe how good these optics are. Negatives: for me there's only one... you're limited to AF-S, no AF-C with this old design. I have no problem at all with the focus speed when doing street photography, and the build quality is nice.

Lens for lower light

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

I was considering a faster lens to use in lower light situations where the kit lens might come up short. In addition I wanted the bokeh that a prime lens would allow. After looking at the options I selected the LUMIX 20mm/f1.7. It was a good selection and has satisfied my requirements. B&H had the lens in stock and quickly shipped the lens. Very happy with the service and support from B&H. Always the greatest.

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Would this lens work on the GX9?

Would this lens work on the GX9?
Asked by: Jeremy
Yes it is compatible with the GX9.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-05-10

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Can I use this lens on my inspire 1 x5 camera
Asked by: Tommy N.
Yes the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II will work and balance with the Inspire 1 X5.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I use it on Olympus E-420? Will AF work?Thanks.
Asked by: Nikola A.
The Olympus E-420 has the four thirds mount while the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. Lens has the micro four thirds mount. So this lens would not be compatible with the E-420. You could use the Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f/2.8 Lens on your E-420.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Would this work with my old DMC-GX1?

Would this work with my old DMC-GX1?
Asked by: Gabriel Lorenzo
Yes, all Lumix body will work with this len.
Answered by: Suppasiri
Date published: 2020-12-18

Is this lens still made in Japan?

Is this lens still made in Japan?
Asked by: Enrique
Yes
Answered by: William
Date published: 2020-04-18

Will it work with the blackmagic 4k cinema ...

Will it work with the blackmagic 4k cinema camera?
Asked by: salvatore
Kindly take note that this lens was not tested with the Blackmagic camera and we cannot guarantee compatibility.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-02-12

Does this lens have a hood?

Does this lens have a hood?
Asked by: Richard
No, this lens does not come with a hood.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2020-12-31

question

I'm an extreme beginner to photography so technical words confuse me. I'm looking for a lens that is good for both everyday use and for pictures from the top of mountains. Is this a good landscape and everyday use lens?
Asked by: Kevin L.
This lens will be great for landscape photography. It may be a little wide for every day use, but can be used for other applications like street photography as well. You may want to get a lens closer to 35mm or 50mm for every day use.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2021-06-08
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