Does Panasonic 20mm II Lens Have Same Issues With C-AF As Original 20mm?

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Joseph T Lewis III Senior Member • Posts: 2,883
Does Panasonic 20mm II Lens Have Same Issues With C-AF As Original 20mm?

I Googled around, but I could not find the answer to my question.  So, I'll post it here.

Does the 20mm f/1.7 Version II lens work with C-AF for stills photography, or does it have the same limitations as the original version of the lens?  To elaborate: The original 20mm had a writeup on the Panasonic site that flatly stated it didn't work in C-AF mode.  I can vouch for that; when I put my 20mm Vers. I lens on my E-M5 with the camera in C-AF mode, the lens performed so poorly I thought it was defective.  Set the AF mode to S-AF and voila; nice and sharp.

However, I can find no such limitation described for the version II of the lens, and I don't recall seeing it mentioned anywhere.   If anyone can tell me whether or not the second version works with C-AF I'd appreciate it.

Thanks in advance

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