In this review, we will be comparing the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH for the MFT and the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH for the MFT, two Wideangle Prime lenses by Panasonic. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 20mm and F1.7 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the following section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH and Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH and the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Size and Weight Comparison
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH weighs 87g, 13% (13g) lighter than the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH's weight of 100g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH and the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 20mm and the fastest aperture of F1.7.