Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II ASPH Review with Panasonic G9
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    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter

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      about 1 year ago
    • A1Bokeh -
      A1Bokeh -

      I have the version one LOVE IT

      about 21 hour ago
    • Gio EL
      Gio EL

      Hi, does the focus ring have a maximum rotation? Like 300°? Or are you able to turn in forever?

      I would like to use this with my Tilta Nucleus Nano wireless follow focus.

      Thanks! (^^)

      about 24 days ago
    • Gio EL
      Gio EL In reply to Gio EL

      @The Hybrid Shooter Thanks bud! : )

      about 4 days ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Gio EL

      You can turn it "forever".

      about 23 days ago
    • Eat.Explore.Engage
      Eat.Explore.Engage

      Thank you for the review. Can I confirm if the continuous AF work on video with the G85 as well and if so is the AF usable for videos in G85? Thanks a lot!

      about 1 month ago
    • Eat.Explore.Engage
      Eat.Explore.Engage In reply to Eat.Explore.Engage

      The Hybrid Shooter thanks might give it a try as there is a good deal now. Thanks for the help!

      about 29 days ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Eat.Explore.Engage

      It works quite well but it is pretty loud.

      about 29 days ago
    • Hàn Tuấn
      Hàn Tuấn

      nah, just stick with my version 1. Work flawlessly for my needs.

      about 1 month ago
    • Marcos Codas
      Marcos Codas

      I've been in love with this lens since I got it. It's far from perfect, but I love shooting with it. It's been a dream match for my GX85. My 12-40 2.8 is technically superior in every way, but I prefer the pancake when I don't need the versatility.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marcos Codas
      Marcos Codas In reply to Marcos Codas

      @The Hybrid Shooter agreed!

      about 3 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Marcos Codas

      It is very good lens, although I would like to see mk. III version with better AF and some other fixes.

      about 3 months ago
    • falucho.mp4
      falucho.mp4

      wait.. the manual focus is linear?? not that non-linear manual focusing crap?

      about 4 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to falucho.mp4

      It is linear on this lens.

      about 4 months ago
    • datapro007
      datapro007

      Thank you - I enjoy your reviews. I've shot with the 20mm v2 for a few years now. It is my favorite general purpose lens for some of the reasons you outlined: small size/weight, fast optically, etc. I use it on small bodies i.e. GF6, GX85 where it is an excellent fit. I have a portable yet versatile package for every day use. I agree the AF performance is a bit slow and noisy, but it doesn't bother me.

      about 4 months ago
    • Pavel Peřina
      Pavel Peřina

      Good review. I have first version from late 2009 and I'm surprised that version II shares same issues: slowest autofocus of all lenses because inner part moves by 1-2mm, some hunting, perhaps even unreliable focus in low light (cities after sunset - but I never noticed this on GF1 only on G85, maybe because G85 can take picture in much worse light conditions) and it's basically useless for video with change of focus. But it's good lens with small body. I still use it as lightweight travel lens with GF1 sometimes, for walks around the city and as great indoor lens - it has natural angle of view, good low light performance and nice bokeh. Optical quality is very good. It lacks zoom so it lacks versatility, but I sometimes liked challenging myself with finding optimal composition and spot

      about 5 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Pavel Peřina

      Thank you, I agree it is not suitable for everything, but street / travel photography it is very good.

      about 5 months ago
    • a Winter's Tale
      a Winter's Tale

      It may be child friendly (00:54), but can you guarantee that it has not been tested on animals?

      about 6 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to a Winter's Tale

      I'm that it is being tested on animals. A lot people shoot their cats with this lens.

      about 6 months ago
    • Adrian Salisbury
      Adrian Salisbury

      That’s my favourite lens, I love it! Perfect for filming yourself.

      about 7 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Adrian Salisbury

      Mine as well, especially on GX9.

      about 7 months ago
    • CreativeExperiments
      CreativeExperiments

      I noticed that the video auto focus was much quieter than with photos too! It's not published well, but AFC is not supported with this lens for things like back button focus, but that's more for photography.

      about 8 months ago
    • Mathieu Bouvier
      Mathieu Bouvier In reply to CreativeExperiments

      ​@The Hybrid Shooter​Looks like you never made the video follow up? so what revision work with AF, really looking at buying this Panasonic 20mm F1.7

      about 4 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to CreativeExperiments

      This is probably some kind of old revision, I have new copy and AF works well on that on, I will make a video about that soon.

      about 8 months ago
    • Willam Baker
      Willam Baker

      Hello my friend? I wanted to ask you a question, I am planning to make videos for youtobe primarily solo shooting, I got gh3 thinking to upgrade for gh5 or g9 or gh5s , I wached all your videos about those cameras , I can't decide which one to get and lens Which one will work the best for wide angle, want to control camera and be close to it . Let me know what you think? I highly appreciate your opinion. Thanks

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Willam Baker

      That basically depends on how you want to use it, for advanced filmmaking GH5S is the best, for more causal hand-held shooting GH5 or G9 would be better. For wide angle shooting you just need wide-angle lens like this one: http://bit.ly/Panasonic7-14mmF4

      about 10 months ago
    • John Pippinger
      John Pippinger

      Sigma 30mm 1.4 vs Panny 20mm 1.7?

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to John Pippinger

      Probably Panasonic 25mm F1.7

      about 10 months ago
    • Matthew Gillespie
      Matthew Gillespie

      William, is the g9 really worth the cost over the G85? I'm writing from Canada, and have followed your channel since you created it! Love your content. In Canada, the g9 is over $2000+. Wanted to know if you find it better in low light. Cheers!

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Matthew Gillespie

      Glad to hear that, I also watch Discovery Channel :)

      about 10 months ago
    • Matthew Gillespie
      Matthew Gillespie In reply to Matthew Gillespie

      The Hybrid Shooter ok, thanks for your help! Keep up the great vids. At Discovery Channel we are using your videos as guides to help us choose the best cameras for the field!

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Matthew Gillespie

      Thank you, it is difficult to answer that, because it depends on how much you value the added capabilities. For me personally it is, it is also better in low light, the sensor in the G9 is significantly better.

      about 10 months ago
    • a Winter's Tale
      a Winter's Tale

      "...they didn't even respond, so that won't happen." LOL. Maybe, Hybrid, you should have included your cheery introduction, "Hello my friends..."

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to a Winter's Tale

      Next time I will definitely try that.

      about 1 year ago
    • Hussein Kefel
      Hussein Kefel

      The Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II is useful for specific shooting such as products, landscape, and portraits as well

      about 1 year ago
    • Ulf Jönsson
      Ulf Jönsson

      Very nice video! But I would never leave my flat
      without my 20 mm lens! Regards

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Ulf Jönsson

      Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • NXN Music
      NXN Music

      Does the Panasonic g9 have phase detect auto focus or contrast?

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to NXN Music

      G9 has contrast detection with DFD technology.

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrea Rotelli
      Andrea Rotelli

      You have the ability to synthesize information and to be comprehensive at the same time! Thanks for your reviews.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Andrea Rotelli

      You're welcome, thank you for watching!

      about 1 year ago
    • techline - Linus
      techline - Linus

      Superb review. I've used Panasonic 25mm F/1.7 for more than half a year as my main lens. However, I was tired of the inconvenience of the prime lens. Is this lens better than 25mm?

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to techline - Linus

      Thank you, I haven't tested 25mm yet, I will probably do so in the future.

      about 1 year ago
    • Young Alwyn
      Young Alwyn

      According to reports, the original issue of this lens slightly outperforms (optically) the version II model discussed in this video.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Young Alwyn

      Optics are the same, II is more resistant to the flare. Sharpness differences are only cause by variability between each copy of those lenses.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ugly Igor
      Ugly Igor

      great lens man. Love your review. And thanks for telling me where it sharpest aperture is. I always struggle to find this. Love it as a travel lens when I have my G85 in my pocket because I don't want to carry the big backpack.

      about 1 year ago
    • a Winter's Tale
      a Winter's Tale In reply to Ugly Igor

      Thanks Igor, I can visualize the difference. Will use the sharpest aperture for this lens, when focusing on a particular object, whether that object be near or far. I think I got it; I just have to get out and experiment more!

      about 1 year ago
    • a Winter's Tale
      a Winter's Tale In reply to Ugly Igor

      Thanks Hybrid, appreciate it. I know that your conclusions are based on experience and advanced computer work, and therefore reliable.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ugly Igor
      Ugly Igor In reply to Ugly Igor

      @Stan yeah. Aehm. No. Definately not. It's just the fastest. Not the sharpest everytime. And that counts for every lens you will ever buy. The smallest Aperture is never the sharpest one for the lens itself. It just decreases time you need to take the picture and therefore you get less blurry image in regard to moving objects or camera shake. But when you for example take a picture from an object that doesn't move, in a closed room with no wind and on a tripod or stable ground then you will see that you get sharper image when using the sharpest aperture. Hope this is understandable. But no worries dude. I thought so too as I was a beginner. I guess that is a mistake alot of people make ;)

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Ugly Igor

      stan your're welcome, lenses are usually the sharpest somewhere in the middle - from F4 to F8, but that depends on the specific lens of course.

      about 1 year ago
    • a Winter's Tale
      a Winter's Tale In reply to Ugly Igor

      As Igor has indicated, thank you for identifying by critical scrutiny, which f-stop is the sharpest. That is very useful info. I'm a beginner, who thought up till now, that the smallest aperture was the best for both foreground and background sharpness.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kim Cruz
      Kim Cruz

      Cheap, sharp and sexy! Probably the first or second prime lens to pick up in the system!

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Kim Cruz

      I agree ,it is a good complementary lens to the kit lens.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shorepine Media
      Shorepine Media

      Is it better then the 25mm f.7?

      about 1 year ago
    • Kim Cruz
      Kim Cruz In reply to Shorepine Media

      Rad Coast Rad Coast it depends on the situation. The 20mm for everyday and environmental portraiture, 25mm for portraits. Although I should mention I recently replaced the 20mm with the Olympus 17mm, even though the 20mm is sharper and technically better! I’ll link that below in case you’re interested

      about 1 year ago
    • Shorepine Media
      Shorepine Media In reply to Shorepine Media

      Kim Cruz so which one do you like better

      about 1 year ago
    • Kim Cruz
      Kim Cruz In reply to Shorepine Media

      I have both and the 20mm is visibly sharper. Also the 25mm is a much tighter focal length so keep that in mind, and the AF motor is drastically different, the 25mm being just as fast as newer m43 lenses, and the 20mm being quite slow as the Hybrid shooter showed in the video

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Shorepine Media

      I don't know, I haven't tested 25mm yet.

      about 1 year ago
    • dzeng
      dzeng

      I love this little lens. It's cheap, it's small, it's light, it's decent quality, and it's my favorite focal length. 35mm is too wide for my tastes and 50mm is too tight for me. 40-45mm is my favorite. Put this on a small camera body and you have a good walk around lens. Yes the auto focus isn't fast, but it's acceptable. I hope Panasonic comes out with a version 3 to improve the auto focus speed. Love your videos!

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to dzeng

      Thank you, I also hope that they will make version III with proper focusing soon.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ave Mcree
      Ave Mcree

      Great video! I hope Panasonic give you a chance in the near future..

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Ave Mcree

      Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • Photo-Me-Ike
      Photo-Me-Ike

      Great review man!

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Photo-Me-Ike

      Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • Louise Yong
      Louise Yong

      How does it compare to 15mm f1.7?

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Louise Yong

      I don't know, I haven't used it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Karol's Leszczyński's Band
      Karol's Leszczyński's Band

      0:00 Hello my friend!

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Karol's Leszczyński's Band

      Hello Wiktor!

      about 1 year ago