What new lens could Panasonic make that would be the next 20mm F1.7?

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What new lens could Panasonic make that would be the next 20mm F1.7?
Oct 18, 2009

I'm wondering what new lens could Panasonic make that would be the next 20mm F1.7?

It seems this lens is universally appreciated, and selling like hot (pan) cakes.

It doesn't seem that any of the other lenses have got as many people exited?

I feel with the 20mm F1.7 and the 14-140 lenses, I really have most things covered. Sure, I could go for longer telephoto, wider wide angle, and macro, but that would mean currently three other expensive lenses, that would probably get used a diminishing amount of the time.

Looking at the current and 'roadmapped' lenses, if you could add one realistic lens to the lineup, what would it be?

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7-14mm F4.0 ASPH. LUMIX G VARIO
14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S LUMIX G VARIO
14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S HD LUMIX G VARIO
45-200mm F4-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S LUMIX G VARIO
100-300mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S LUMIX G VARIO (2010)

8mm F3.5 Fisheye LUMIX G (2010)
14mm F2.8 ASPH. LUMIX G (2010)
20mm F1.7 ASPH. LUMIX G
45mm F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT
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I'd ask for a fast wide angle, something like 9mm F2.0, with HD as well (silent focusing).

The 14mm F2.8 doesn't really interest me that greatly, as I have that focal length covered in the 14-140, the speed isn't that amazing, and it is a bit close to (and beaten by) the 20mm to get that much use. The 8mm fisheye seems too specialised, and I imagine would be expensive as well, isn't fast, and isn't that compact looking either.

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