Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 versions?

ralf-11

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What is the advantage of the II series redesign of the 20 mm f/1.7 Lumix lens over the original version?


20mm f1.7
 

2donggalbi

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Had the older one for about 8 years. My most used m43 lense. Bought the newer one last month.

The older one has a better front lense cap. The newer one has the same cap that came with the 14mm pancake, which is thinner. I miss the old lense cap.

I like the older one in my hand, the newer one has sharper edges. The newer one is still slow to focus. I don't find any other differences.
 

jreed

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I've had both... I bought the II version only because I like the all black color with my black Oly cameras. Otherwise, I think there is no advantage to it over the original...
 

AaronE

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I have had the original since it came out. Has worked great on three different Olympus cameras. Looks great on the Pen-f.
 
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Functionally identical, cosmetically different. Both great optically, and really slow to focus. I wish they'd make a version III with faster AF like 25mm f1.7.
 
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