Pana 20/1.7 (version II) vs Oly 17/1.8?? Need help deciding.

Started Feb 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
kenw Veteran Member • Posts: 5,350
Re: Pana 20/1.7 (version II) vs Oly 17/1.8?? Need help deciding.

Ulric wrote:

kenw wrote:

To me the 20 is a great optical lens and good pancake form factor ruined by an awful AF implementation. Why they didn't fix the AF with version II is beyond me.

That would have required a complete redesign.

I don't think the AF speed is bad as it is.

Well it is a fair point that they probably couldn't have made it focus much faster with the current design as that is limited by the size/mass of the focusing group.  It would have been nice to have had a quieter motor implementation.

And yes, as I just mentioned in another response we should be careful to say the AF speed is certainly slower than other options but in no way unusably slow.  In fact until very recently a lot of other mirrorless system users would be happy to have something focus as fast as the 20mm on current m43 cameras!

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