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Comprising of 7 elements in 5 groups, the lens system also employs 2 aspherical lenses to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving a high corner to corner resolution.
The versatile focal length of 40mm (35mm camera equivalent) is suitable for a wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots including sceneries like sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots to the deliberately creative shots taking advantage of its beautiful depth of field capability.
When mounted on LUMIX G Micro System Cameras, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows use of the advanced contrast AF system which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient and enjoyable shooting.
Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The lens also features a durable metal mount and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosting and flare to further enhance its optical performance.
This is a brilliant lens, lovely and sharp even in the corners. A really noticeable upgrade in quality from the kit lens and it makes my Olympus E-PM pocketable too. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Chambers
Used with an Olympus epl5 with great results. Nearest I can get on this body to full frame dslr depth of field and bokeh. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tim1958
I bought this lens on the recommendation of a lot of forums and reviews on Amazon.
I totally agree, if you are going to have one lens for your m43 camera make sure its... Read more
This is, quite simply, the best micro 4/3rds lens ever produced. You will be amazed by just how great your shots are... Read morePublished 7 months ago by FastHead
This is a great fast lens. Good for making my Lumix GF-1 even more compact and useful for urban photography. Read morePublished 11 months ago by B. B. Hunt
I'm not a particularly serious photographer by any means but I love to get out and about with the camera when I get chance. Read morePublished 13 months ago by PNH
I love its compact size, fast aperture and great overall image quality. I shoot this lens wide open at f/1.7 90% of the time and it's razor sharp. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Green Goddess
Bought this lens somewhere around 2 years ago for my Olympus EPL3. Only thought of reviewing it because only now have I had any desire to buy another lens. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Edward Henry
I baought this lens to use it on my Olympus PL5 camera, and up to now I have been very satisfied. It gives sharp and crisp images, and I beleive it is better than the kit lens (... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peter