How do you like your Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens?

chylld

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Anyone have a pic of the 20mm mounted on an E-PL1?
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More pics in my review here :)
 

scantron

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Thanks! It looks great on the E-PL1, a nice natural fit from a design perspective, IMO.
 

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Does anyone know if the constant clicking/aperture hunting is an extra drain on the camera battery?
Or is this something that happens in most auto lenses, but you normally can't hear it?
 

chylld

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Does anyone know if the constant clicking/aperture hunting is an extra drain on the camera battery?
Or is this something that happens in most auto lenses, but you normally can't hear it?
I can hear it (albeit much more faintly) on the 14-42 as well. Which body are you using?

I don't think it'll have too much of an effect on battery life....
 

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I can hear it (albeit much more faintly) on the 14-42 as well. Which body are you using?

I don't think it'll have too much of an effect on battery life....
You hear it on the kit Oly 14-42?

I'm using an E-PL1.
 

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It's a great lens, but I actually prefer (and use more) my OM 50mm 2.0 macro. But if I need to go wider indoors, then the 20/1.7 is indispensable. It's a good lens, it's just not my ideal focal length, but for anyone who likes that focal length, it would work wonders!
 

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It's a great walkaround lens.
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I have just received my Pany 20mm for my Oly E-P1 so will be interesting to see how it compares with the GF1. I'll pop some images up on the 20mm image thread when i get some.
 

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I agree:)
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It's a great walkaround lens.
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No matter how good it is on an Olympus camera, it is the lens mounted most of the time on my G1. And I like it.

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Lovin' the 20mm; it is the lens attached by default on my camera.

Here it is on an E-PL1, which is on a Manfrotto 785b - a decent small tripod btw:
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Coincidently, the image is taken with another 20mm but on a GF1, and found that I have more blurry images with that setup than I normally would with the E-PL1.
 

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Gorgeous shot Ian. :smile:
Great composition.

Bugger the sun has gone in Melb. Aus atm :mad:

I am still carrying the GF1+20mm as my everyday camera and I am glad I do.
Today I stopped on my way home and took this picture with the 20mm, it is a true star in the pancake lens club and never lets me down when I need it.

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Boyzo

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For some shots especially indoors the 20/1.7 is a champ
All GF1
Before.....
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After
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Come back summer I miss you..
Indoor light
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Some PP here
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BillN

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Could it be one of the best lenses ever - from the price/performance standpoint - certainly it is for me
 

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I love all pancakes. This one especially.


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Morning mushroom

The 20mm is not formally a macro, and when used in this role some weaknesses appear.

But, and a big one for me, is it's unobtrusive availability. On my walk this morning this mushroom caught my eye. A cap of greys, whites and beige peeking out from a bunch of fern-like leaves. I knelt, composed and shot. I kind of like it, but it really shows what this lens can be called upon to do. It also reveals weknesses, which helps in it's own way.

Gf1/20, f2, 1/400, ISO100, RAW. Minimal PP, except from quite a heavy crop: a wide like the 20 doesn't enjoy this type of shooting.
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I grabbed this one a few moments later:
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