- It's a fast lens f/1.7 useful for subject isolation (bokeh) and for indoors/low light situations.
- It's not a macro lens but manages to focus down to 0.2m.
- It's pancake in thickness and weighs just 100g. Much slimmer than the kit zoom. Perfect size for walkaround use.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lumix 20mm f/1.7 on Olympus E-P1
I've been waiting for the Panasonic micro-4/3rds Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens to become available since I got my Olympus E-P1 back in July. (See blog entry here.) I prefer the grey Lumix 20 (shown on the left with UV filter attached) to the standard Olympus collapsible zoom (14-42mm f/3.5-5.6). There are several reasons: