Panasonic introduces the 20mm f/1.7 MKII

Panasonic today announced an update to the classic 20mm f/1.7. The new lens has a metallic finish that comes in black or chrome.

The styling on the new 20mm looks similar to the LC1 doesn't it?

To preorder the lens use this link.

Well do a comparison when we get our hands on one soon. Press release below.

New LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH Interchangeable Lens

Panasonic is pleased to announce the addition of a new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) featuring a new metallic profile in the Micro Four Thirds standard. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively.
Comprised of seven lenses in five groups, the new system uses two aspherical lenses to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberration, achieving incredibly high resolution corner to corner. The versatile 20mm focal distance (equivalent to 40mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of photography including scenery such as sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus. It supports the Contrast AF system for high precision auto focusing.
Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in unsharp areas when shooting at large aperture settings. The new LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.


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One Response to Panasonic introduces the 20mm f/1.7 MKII

  1. U43 user June 28, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    It does not look like they improved AF speed which is too bad because that was the main issue with the original model. Still, it should sell well like the original. Excellent IQ, weight and size.

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