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Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
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LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH.
A Compact and Lightweight Pancake with Outstanding Brightness

Panasonic unveiled a new pancake interchangeable lens called the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. (35mm camera equivalent: 40mm) as a new member of the LUMIX G Micro System. The new LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. Features a dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 brightness allowing a beautiful soft focus for photos to be even more impressive.

 LUMIX G 20mm

Comprising of seven lenses in 5 groups, the new lens system uses two aspherical lenses most effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution corner to corner. The versatile 20mm of focal distance(Equivalent to 40mm on a 35mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots including sceneries like sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots to the deliberately creative shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus. When mounted on the LUMIX G Micro System Cameras, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The new LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.

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Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens

Four Thirds User editorial team Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
The new LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. Features a dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 ... (more)

Dummy00001 Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Very sweet. Can't wait to see sample shots. If all is good, that would mean for me the time to ju... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
We have 30+ samples right here, see: [url]http://fourthirds-user.com/2009/09/sample_images_and_vi... (more)

AdrianF Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Ian, Some great looking examples there, I've got to say I'm quite excited about this lens so far. T... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
The GF1 and E-P1 are virtually the same in physical size, though the GF1 is slightly lighter. Obv... (more)

Dummy00001 Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Thanks! Quite good lens overall (and the camera too). BTW I have heard that E-P1 has specia... (more)

AndyElliott Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
I think the correction factors are stored in the lens firmware, not the camera's - so that should... (more)

Wickster Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Thanks for the coverage. I'm excited to see the new lenses for the mFT systems. I hope Olympus relea... (more)

addieleman Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Thanks a lot for the sample pictures. The lens looks great so far. Question: does it come with a ... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
No, there is no lens hood included - it rather detracts from the compact dimensions. Olympus does... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
It's worth mentioning that the samples I have uploaded here: [url]http://fourthirds-user.com/2009... (more)

addieleman Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Since I had the Panasonic G1 I use Adobe Camera Raw 5.4 to open the G1's raw files. Will the GF1's r... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
Yes, GF1 raw files will need an update from Adobe. ACR 5.5 release candidate is already available... (more)

addieleman Re: Panasonic announces the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH lens
OK, well I'll just have to wait before someone with a G1 or GH1 posts some raw files taken with the ... (more)