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Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens


  • this is a brilliant compact party lens - just add a bounce flash and away you go!
  • a must have for Micro Four Thirds system users


  • 20mm focal length = 40mm field of view in 35mm full frame terms = perfect for street photography and party snaps
  • f/1.7 aperture = great for low light shots such as indoor parties, and urban street night shots
  • tiny pancake lens design
  • 46mm filter thread

version I

version II

  • announced June 2013
  • metal barrel instead of plastic
  • very similar lens otherwise
  • 7 lenses in 5 groups. 2 aspherical lens
  • 25.5mm long x 63mm wide
  • 87g


version I

    • some distortion and CA on Oly cameras
    • moderate vignetting
    • very sharp, especially in the centre
    • bokeh not the nicest but this lens is not really a lens to blur the background substantially anyway with its 20mm focal length.

version II

some of my photos taken with version I of this lens

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photo/pan20mm.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/07 10:12 by gary1

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