Panasonic G6 Focus speed.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Dave Reynell, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    As a prospective "upgrader" from my venerable Panasonic DMC-G1 (aged 4 years and 11 months) I have been reading a lot about the G6 which, by most accounts, is reputed to be a lightning-fast "focusser". Now at the same time I have been reading a lot about how sloth-like the Panasonic 20mm/f1.7 is.

    Soooo... What happens if I clip my Panasonic 20mm/f1.7 onto a new Panasonic G6 body ?
  2. dweller

    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 14, 2012
    London, UK
    It'll still be slow I'm afraid. Nothing will speed it up significantly.
  3. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Real Name:
    Sean Rastsmith
    It will take great pictures. I find the "sloth-like" responses vastly over-emphasized on my copy. However, I dont mount a hood on it, so less weight to move.

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  4. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    Like many things in life, the whole chain will always held back by the weakest link. Tried the 20 1.7 on GH3, not that impressive in terms of focus speed, sorry.
  5. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    G6 focus speed with the 20mm/f1.7

    So be it !

    I too can live with the slowish response as most of the time I shoot in good light and a lot of my photography revolves around landscapes etc.

    Thanks for your replies.

  6. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Real Name:
    Napier Lopez
    The 20mm isn't that slow in good light(and in low light you may be better served by MF anyway). It's slow by micro four thirds standard, but still feels comparable to focusing with many DSLR lenses on midrange bodies to me.
  7. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Slow is a relative term. It's not THAT bad... its just slow for m43.
  8. mossback

    mossback New to Mu-43

    May 23, 2011
    I find I get relatively good performance with the 20mm on the G6, provided the lighting is adequate. In low light, it may hunt a bit.
  9. comptr

    comptr Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 24, 2014
    When using the 20mm lens on the G6 I did not notice the slow focus speed but I only had the lens for a few days.

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