G II vs plain old G lenses

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Lew, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Lew

    Lew Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 10, 2013
    A 20mm G II lens was just announced by BH. I can't see any difference between it and the 1st generation G 20 I already have, except the price. What am I missing?
  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Better cosmetics. I'd save money if you're happy with the looks of your lens. :wink:
  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Nobody really knows yet. Some Gx7 testers report some speed improvements but who knows I'd it's due to camera. I also read somewhere that the altered design of exterior parts improved contrast or flare resistance.
    We won't know for sure until large numbers of these are out there and get used a lot .
  4. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran


    After learning about it I did some research. The new version is said to have a somewhat quieter internal focusing unit. I've used the 20mm and can say that you were able to hear it doing it's thing.
  5. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Slightly quieter motor, use metal lens barrel, slightly lighter and slightly better flare control than first one
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