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

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
ThePhilips Contributing Member • Posts: 749
Re: I feel misled: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II AF is SO SLOW!

Wesley Byrne wrote:

This lens is useless for even slow moving subjects. I am definitely returning this lens.

For moving objects, the lens is indeed useless. (It is also useless for video, unless you use an external mic removed from camera: AF motor is relatively loud.)

But the 40mm eq FL + f/1.7 + pretty good IQ makes it suitable for a host of occasions. I use it, for example, in social settings and it does its job well. Fast focusing? - No. Otherwise a pretty good lens.

If I were to compare the AF speed to the other lenses, then I'd say the AF speed matches that of many other (DSRL) lenses which lack fast motors. Or are simply to heavy to focus fast. On m43 it is very easy to forget that only 5 years ago, fast AF was a big headline feature for new lenses. And it is still headline feature for many DSLR lenses.

Give the 20mm a time. If it doesn't grow on you in a week - only then send it back.

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