Panasonic has announced the Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens for micro four thirds cameras back in July,2013. The brand new Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II is a revised version of its classic fast pancake lens for Micro Four Thirds.
ePhotozine has posted Panasonic Lumix 20mm vs 20mm II f/1.7 lens comparison review shows if there are any additional benefits with the new version II lens. The new The LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 II lens offers the same great performance as the previous model with two aspherical lenses and a multi-coated lens surface for reduced ghosts and flaring.
Panasonic Lumix 20mm vs 20mm II f/1.7 Lens Comparison Review
From ePhotozine review :
The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II with a redesigned styling and metal parts, and this gives a very slight improvement in resistance to flare, as well as a slight improvement in contrast. The redesign has very slightly improved the position of the surrounding plastic closest to the lens, which results in a very slight improvement in shielding light from hitting the lens at oblique angles.
The improved build quality should make the lens last longer, although unfortunately there has not been an improvement in focus speeds with both the old and new lens giving the same focus speeds in our testing. With the same excellent image quality, reasonable value for money, and compact size, this new model should be just as popular as the original and is an excellent choice for Micro Four Thirds users. The new colour options also better matches the new cameras from Panasonic and Olympus.
Where to buy Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH Lens Price
The new Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens for micro four thirds cameras price is $429.95. The new Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH lens is available to buy from the camera stores below. The Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 II lens starts shipping from August 07, 2013. .
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Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 II Lens Features
- 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