Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Black

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Product information

Key specs

Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Suitable for camera type
Micro Four Thirds
Lens compatible with
Olympus mirrorless cameras, Panasonic mirrorless cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Wide-angle

Pros and cons

According to our camera lens expert
  • The flat and light design makes this lens pleasant to carry around with you at all times. It's an ideal lens for traveling or in the city.
  • The large maximum aperture allows you to photograph even in poor light conditions. In addition, you'll have a large depth of field.
  • The lens doesn't include a lens hood. Because of the wide image angle, unwanted light could be a problem in some situations.
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Description

The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Black is a compact lens of the 'pancake'-type. The advantage of a flat lens is that it weighs less and you don't have something sticking out of the front of the camera. The camera also looks less threatening with a flat lens, so you can get closer to your subject. With the large maximum aperture of f/1.7, you can also capture good images in poorly lit situations. In addition, you can create a pleasant background blur with this large aperture, so your subject becomes free of the background. The lens has a decent wide image angle, which makes the lens suitable for landscapes, architecture, or use while travelling.

The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Black is a compact lens of the 'pancake'-type. The advantage of a flat lens is that it weighs less and you don't have something sticking out of the front of the camera. The camera also looks less threatening with a flat lens, so you can get closer to your subject. With the large maximum aperture of f/1.7, you can also capture good images in poorly lit situations. In addition, you can create a pleasant background blur with this large aperture, so your subject becomes free of the background. The lens has a decent wide image angle, which makes the lens suitable for landscapes, architecture, or use while travelling.


Manual

Manual (3.75 MB)

Included by default

Included by default

  • Lens caps (2x)

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Manual

Manual (3.75 MB)

Key specs

Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Suitable for camera type
Micro Four Thirds
Lens compatible with
Olympus mirrorless cameras, Panasonic mirrorless cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Wide-angle

Reviews

Rating

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Most helpful reviews

5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

A must have lens for people with an M43 camera.

  • Sharp and high-contrast photos
  • Bright
  • Relatively slow to focus

With this beautiful lens you can shoot very sharp pictures. The lens is also very bright, which makes it possible to take pictures in relatively low light with a low ISO setting (and therefore little noise and more sharpness). The focus speed is a bit slower than many other modern lenses. The focal length of 20mm (40mm converted to full frame) makes it a very versatile all-round lens.

  • Harry bouman
  • 28 March 2017
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Indispensable addition to my Olympus PEN

I bought this lens because the kit lens (14-42) of my Olympus PEN E-PL3 doesn't allow enough light, and I shoot quite a lot in low light (especially in winter it's only light during the week when I'm working). It really makes a big difference. When I take a night photo of a scene with artificial light (street lighting), and I use manual focus with focus assist (zooms in digitally to focus more easily), then with the kit lens you see a lot of noise and too little detail to really focus properly . With this 20 mm/1.7 I see much more detail. And many night photos I can even shoot 'handheld'. (Olympus' built-in sensor shift IS probably helps too.) This lens also comes in handy during the day, you can focus quite close, and due to the large maximum aperture you can play with extremely little depth of field (background faded out) or much more sharpness. This is now my most used lens (of the three: kit lens, Panasonic 45-200 and Panasonic 20/1.7).

  • Eric
  • 8 December 2012
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10

Fast lens. Recommended

  • Very fast lens
  • Sharp images

Highly recommended, very sharp and fast lens. Definitely worth the money!

  • Marc colemont
  • 2 February 2016
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
7,6/10

That promises!

Bought mainly for home use, and the test shots of everyday things, even in partially darkened rooms, were fine. A little slow to focus, implying a calmer way of shooting! Trial by fire is coming: a trip to Italy where many churches and museums with dark interiors and flash ban are waiting... Contrary to what I read, the lens does make noise when focusing!

  • Kris
  • 6 September 2012
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,0/10

Must have for every micro four thirds owner

I was looking for a bright lens, which would also be considerably sharper than the kit lens of my OM-D E-M5. Although the Olympus 45mm 1.8 is often recommended, this focal length is not exactly suitable as a "walk-around" lens. The 20mm is a lot more suitable for this. And how sharp it is! Thanks to the large aperture opening of f/1.7, you can get the background nicely out of focus (the so-called bokeh). The size of this pancake lens is also very attractive, you are really on the go with a lightweight system when this lens is on your camera. Sharpness is amazing, I am very happy with my purchase. The possibilities are somewhat limited, for example there is no focus distance scale on the lens, which might make manual focusing a bit more difficult. And speaking of focusing, the AF is quite slow compared to more modern lenses, such as the Olympus 12 2.0 and 17 1.8. Not that it really causes problems, but it just feels a bit less because you are just waiting for the focus lock.

  • Ton dumans
  • 28 April 2013
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

Delicious Lens

  • Sharp
  • Small
  • Slow to focus in poor lighting conditions

What a fantastic lens this is! I've been using it for over a month now in combination with an Olympus E-pl3. I was looking for a usable, small lens for my Olympus Pen and found the ideal lens for my use. The fact that you cannot zoom with the lens is not a problem for me, it makes an extra appeal to your creativity and that works great! In poor light conditions, the lens has some difficulty focusing (this may also be due to the fact that it is used in combination with the Olympus body) I have a lot of fun with the lens every day and in my view that is the most important thing (except for the quality)!

  • Jw
  • 30 May 2012
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10

A nice lens to take outside.

  • compact
  • bright

I was looking for a standard lens to make my compact OMD even more compact and to be more busy with shooting again. You give up flexibility by using this lens instead of a 12-50 mm zoom. I find that the lens has a nice clear sharpness/blur and that it is an economical choice in the range of lenses with a fixed focal length.

  • Tony de vries
  • 31 May 2018
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Very fine light-sensitive lens that due to its rather slow a

  • pancake size
  • Opens wide
  • rather slow AF

I mainly bought the lens for shooting and for me the rather slow auto-focus was not very important. That is also the only downside to this very compact, very light-sensitive, sharp lens. The 20mm (40mm full-frame) on M43 sensor is a very nice focal length for shooting indoor scenes. As a companion for this lens, I recommend the 42.5mm f1.7 from the same series, which as a perfect portrait lens is a perfect addition to cover all shots in indoor spaces,

  • Michael tritsmans
  • 17 January 2018
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

very compact and nice bright

  • very compact
  • very bright
  • anything, anything, slow focus

The lens is excellent due to its compactness. This makes it easy to take it with you.

  • Hans leenders
  • 22 June 2017
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10

Lumix G20mm for on a Pen

A compact and very lightweight lens with a brightness of no less than F1.7. This creates a beautiful focus that makes your photos even more impressive. Shouldn't be inferior to a reflex camera... Super simply can't miss them!! And my Pen is very compact with the lumix Lens.

  • Willems kurt
  • 13 March 2012
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

A must have lens for people with an M43 camera.

  • Sharp and high-contrast photos
  • Bright
  • nice design
  • Relatively slow to focus

With this beautiful lens you can shoot very sharp pictures. The lens is also very bright, which makes it possible to take pictures in relatively low light with a low ISO setting (and therefore little noise and more sharpness). The focus speed is a bit slower than many other modern lenses. The focal length of 20mm (40mm converted to full frame) makes it a very versatile all-round lens.

  • Harry bouman
  • 28 March 2017
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Indispensable addition to my Olympus PEN

I bought this lens because the kit lens (14-42) of my Olympus PEN E-PL3 doesn't allow enough light, and I shoot quite a lot in low light (especially in winter it's only light during the week when I'm working).

It really makes a big difference. When I take a night photo of a scene with artificial light (street lighting), and I use manual focus with focus assist (zooms in digitally to focus more easily), then with the kit lens you see a lot of noise and too little detail to really focus properly . With this 20 mm/1.7 I see much more detail. And many night photos I can even shoot 'handheld'. (Olympus' built-in sensor shift IS probably helps too.)

This lens also comes in handy during the day, you can focus quite close, and due to the large maximum aperture you can play with extremely little depth of field (background faded out) or much more sharpness. This is now my most used lens (of the three: kit lens, Panasonic 45-200 and Panasonic 20/1.7).

  • Eric
  • 8 December 2012
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10

Fast lens. Recommended

  • Very fast lens
  • Sharp images

Highly recommended, very sharp and fast lens. Definitely worth the money!

  • Marc colemont
  • 2 February 2016
  • Automatically translated from Dutch


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