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flaxseedoil1000 Mar 9, 2011 9:41 AM

The Panasonic 20mm F1.7 thread
Only had the GH2 a few days and my 20mm was delivered yesterday.

I have never had a fast prime before.

Hand held, wide open with small light on over stove.
P1010301 by flaxseedoil1000, on Flickr

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 9, 2011 9:56 AM

Not sure why the Exif says:

Focal Length In35mm Format 78 mm

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 9, 2011 1:09 PM

Under a tree, wide open with ETC

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 9, 2011 1:25 PM

Hitting the limit of the 4,000 max shutter speed on the GH2. Had to stop down to 2.0.

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 9, 2011 10:06 PM

Sun has set, twilight only, wide open, 1600 iso, hand held, love the amount of light it brings in.

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 11, 2011 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by flaxseedoil1000 (Post 1207460)
Not sure why the Exif says:

Focal Length In35mm Format 78 mm

Allow me to answer myself :)

Because ETC was used :bash:

saly Mar 11, 2011 11:52 PM

flaxseed - nice shots. This is the pancake lens? I've been looking for a used one for my GF1. I see you can get pretty close with it (#1 image), and sharp.

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 12, 2011 3:06 AM

Yes, you can get about 8" according to Panny.

Another thing is it has a diagonal field of view of 57 degrees, very close to our 60 degrees when looking straight ahead.

Will not continuous auto focus for stills.

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 12, 2011 2:09 PM

F2, ISO 160, sharpness in camera at 2. Works fine with 14-140mm but I think it may be too much with the 20mm, it's plenty sharp.

Blew the background to hide the chain link fence, plus was going for a sort of 'angelic' look.

20mm gathers lots of light in the shade.

flaxseedoil1000 Mar 12, 2011 2:32 PM

Cropped, F2, Iso 200, in camera sharpness 2.

Focused on the eyes, shallow DOF makes for soft nose.

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