New Panasonic 20mm - Is banding issue fixed?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ccplady, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. ccplady

    ccplady Mu-43 Regular

    May 15, 2012
    Orlando. FL
    Has anyone heard if the new Panasonic 20mm 1.7 exhibits the same banding issue on the OM-D (or E-P5)? I do not assume the problem was an issue with the lens, but was something about the two together. I know I had a terrible issue with it when I had my OM-D, even at lower ISOs. I ended up selling the lens as a result, and eventually sold the body as well for the form factor of the E-P5.

    When the combo didn't band, I was thrilled with image quality and portability. Unfortunately it banded enough that I became hesitant to carry it with me. That's bad. I'm really hoping the problem has been resolved, but I've not heard.
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
  3. ccplady

    ccplady Mu-43 Regular

    May 15, 2012
    Orlando. FL
    Drats! Thanks for the link. How terribly disappointing.
  4. BLT

    BLT Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 13, 2013
    So far all accounts say "No!" it is not fixed.
  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I have yet to see it happen with the original PL 20mm and my E-P5.
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