I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!

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jhinkey
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Re: I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!
In reply to Wesley Byrne, 8 months ago

Wesley Byrne wrote:

UPS just delivered my Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II. I had read the reviews and knew the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 autofocus wasn't fast, but I wasn't expecting it to be so unbearably slow. Some here have said that the 20mm f1.7 isn't that slow, and that it autofocuses about as fast as other m43 lenses when large focus adjustments are not needed, but they are wrong. This lens is useless for even slow moving subjects. I am definitely returning this lens.

I know the 20mm f1.7 has many fans, presumably folks who photograph static scenes. In my opinion, compared to the 17mm f1.8 and the 25mm f1.8, the 20mm f1.7 is a dog. Panasonic should be embarrassed for releasing this lens with barely-functional AF.

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Exactly what information do you feel misled about?  Everything I've read about the 20/1.7 matches with my experience.  Small focus changes at non-near distances are plenty fast.

What camera are you using it with? - Perhaps that's part of the problem.  I've also found that if I am using pinpoint AF focus is slower.

I wouldn't over-react just yet.

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