Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH was replaced with Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH vs Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH
What type of photography is the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
| Light weight at only 100g / 3.5 oz
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Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-5, Panasonic GH6 and OM System OM-1.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH has a maximum diameter of 63mm and total length of 26mm. It weighs 100g / 3.5 oz.
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH has a filter thread of 46mm.
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH has a fixed focal length of 20mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 40mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH has a max aperture of F1.7 and a minimum aperture of F16.0.
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH's optical formula consists of 7 elements in 5 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 aspherical elements.
Popular Comparisons of Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Here is the eight most popular comparisons of Panasonic 20mm F1.7 ASPH amongst Camera Decision readers.