Panasonic Announces New LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH Interchangeable Lens: Multi-Coated Lens Elements Minimize Ghosts and Flare
Panasonic’s new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) interchangeable lens, has the following highlights:
- F1.7 brightness
- 2 aspherical lenses to minimize distortion and chromatic aberration, achieving high resolution corner to corner
- Contrast AF system support
- Circular aperture diaphragm for attractive bokeh at large aperture settings
- Multi-coated lens elements to minimize ghosts and flare
- Durable metal mount
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.