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Panasonic Lumix G H-H020AS 20mm F/1.7 II ASPH Fixed Lens for Panasonic/Olympus Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver)
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- 20mm focal length, equivalent to 40mm on a 35mm film camera
- F1.7 brightness for beautiful, soft focus
- Comprised of seven lenses in five groups
- Used with Lumix G Micro System Cameras, allows for use of the advanced contrast Auto Focus (AF) system
- Lens not Zoomable
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 2.48 x 1.02 inches|
|Item Weight||0.19 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.20 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.7|
|Maximum Focal Length||20 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||20 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||46 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.4 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3||Micro Four Thirds|
|Dimensions||2.48 inches x 1.02 inches x 2.48 inches||2.52 inches x 3.39 inches x 2.52 inches||4.41 inches x 3.23 inches x 3.23 inches||2.48 inches x 2.17 inches x 2.48 inches|
|Item Weight||0.19 pounds||Information not provided||0.49 pounds||0.44 pounds|
|Lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens||all-in-one-zoom||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture||1.7 f||4||22 f||1.4|
|Max Focal Length||20 mm||150 mm||25||25 mm|
|Min Focal Length||20 mm||40 mm||25||25 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
Panasonic Lumix G H-H020A 20mm F/1.7 II ASPH Lens for Panasonic/Olympus Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Extremely bright F1.7 optical performance
Ultra compact durable metal body
Durable Micro Four Thirds metal mount
Two aspherical lenses
Multi-coated lens elements reduce ghosts and flaring
The LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH is an amazingly sharp compact lens with superb F1.7 brightness.
Allowing a beautiful soft focus for photos to be even more impressive, the high-speed F1.7 compact single-focal length lens has 2 aspherical lenses for a superb optical performance. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively. Comprised of seven lenses in five groups, the new system uses two aspherical lenses to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberration, achieving incredibly high resolution corner to corner. The versatile 20mm focal distance (equivalent to 40mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of photography including scenery such as sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus.
A new metal finish replaces the original 20mm lenses resin body, and combines with a durable metal mount for a sophisticated premium feel.
This new LUMIX G 20mm F1.7II lens is an update to the original LUMIX 20mm F1.7 pancake lens made popular by Micro Four Thirds system photo enthusiasts because of its razor sharpness and compact size. The new LUMIX G 20mm F1.7 II lens system is also designed to work with the Micro Four Thirds lens standard and is compatible with Panasonic LUMIX G digital cameras.
Optically the new The LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II lens offers the same great performance with two aspherical lenses and a multi-coated lens surface for reduced ghosts and flaring. It supports the Contrast AF system for high precision auto focusing. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in unsharp areas when shooting at large aperture settings. The new LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 II ASPH. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount.
Top Customer Reviews
Initial reviews implied that, well, they *didn't* improve on it. This refresh was cosmetic, and the lens was identical optically. I decided to take a pass.
That was, of course, until my E-PM1 (with the original lens attached) went for an unexpected journey on the roof of my car. Suffice it to say it ended well for neither camera nor lens, and when I went to replace the 20mm I discovered that the new version was cheaper than the old. An easy enough decision!
What follows is by and large my original review. Really, the only things that have changed are appearance and the weight, and those only in vanishingly small ways. The lenses are otherwise, as near as I can tell, functionally identical. I've tested this lens on a GF3 and on the E-M5.
First off, this lens really is wonderfully compact - it's physically a perfect match for small bodies. There are smaller pancake lenses of similar focal lengths (the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 and the Olympus 17mm f/2.8), but neither are as bright; I think the 20mm hits the sweet spot.Read more ›
I've been using this lens for about a year now and have absolutelyy fallen in love with it’s image quality and size.
And if you haven’t seen it yet guys, make sure to check out my top 5 best value micro fours thirds lenses list. I’ll put a link in the description box below so go and check it out.
Let’s first take a look at the build quality of this lens.
When you first pick up the panasonic 20mm 1.7, you’ll definitely notice just how small it is. Even though the lens does have a very wide 1.7 aperture, Panasonic has been able to keep it down to a tiny size.
There’s not a whole lot of plastic on this lens either, with a metallic body and metal mount on the rear, it does feel like it’s going to hold up well to years of use.
On the front we have a beautiful focus ring which is incredibly smooth to turn. I really love it. There's no image stabilisation on the lens or a manual focus switch, but that's because it's actually got full time manual focus, which is a nice touch.
Before I used the 20mm 1.7, my favorite focal lensht was a 50mm on a full frame body. But that's all changed now and it’s now 20mm. That equates to about 40mm on these bodies and it's a great field of view for most shots.
Just so you can get an idea of what that focal length is. Here what 20mm looks like. And just for comparison, this is what 12mm looks like on a micro four thirds body and here is what 32mm looks like.
So for me, it's a very happy medium at 20.
Let's now talk about bokeh, or the background blur behind your subject.Read more ›
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The video review is shot through this lens. It doesn't have much except a demonstration of focus speed and noise, and a few sample photographs (Amazon never published the photo I uploaded, maybe because it wasn't a photo of the product).
There were basically only two complaints ever made about the previous model: (1) focusing was noisy and slow, and (2) noise banding in the shadows on Olympus bodies. I can't speak to the second because I only have a Panasonic body (G6). As for the first, I can only say that focusing is definitely louder and slower than my kit lens (the new version of the 14-42mm zoom), but I probably wouldn't have even noticed the noise if I wasn't specifically looking for it. It seems pretty quiet to me, a relative beginner. Recording video using the built-in microphones on the G6, there is a tiny bit of noise captured, but I barely notice it (I'll demonstrate in a video review). I would use a separate audio recorder if I was going for maximum quality anyway.
Panasonic's official but unstated position seems to be that this lens doesn't need a hood. Panasonic doesn't make one that fits on it, nor is there any way to attach one aside from the filter threads. I went ahead and got a cheap screw-in one, but so far I haven't been able to tell the difference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm sorry but I can't get real excited about this lens due to it's sub-par focusing speed. It's really sharp, nice color and contrast, but on the GX85 it hunts for focus way too... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Eric N. Greaux
+ Tack sharp
+ All metal barrel - including the focus ring treads.
+ Smooth focus rings with sufficient resistance. Read more
One of my favorite MFT active lens! Beautiful picture and shallow focus, although be careful with the crop factor!Published 28 days ago by MichaelReader
I really love this lens. It does tend to hunt more on auto focus in low light. That was expected via other reviews. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frank Cosmano
Sharp and compact lens, wide but also good for medium shots. One of my favorite lens to use when I'm on the go. I've had it for a couple of years now.Published 1 month ago by Brian B.
This is a lovely lens that I can't say enough good things about. It's SMALL, built well, and produces beautiful images. Read morePublished 1 month ago by VinSpee
If you're looking for your first prime lens for a Panasonic LUMIX GX8, this is perfect.Published 1 month ago by A. Skelton