Lumix 20mm f1.7

Of the whole range of micro four-thirds lenses in the enthusiast range, there’s one lens that keeps coming up as a must-have for any user of a m4/3s camera; and it’s the Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7. The lens is compact, very sharp even when shot wide-open, and great in low-light. I’ve been eyeing this lens since even before picking up the E-PL1, but the relatively high price of the lens was a real put off (it cost SGD600 odd back last year).

The lens has dipped a little in local pricing, so I finally decided to bite the bullet this weekend and picked it up at MSColor for SGD550. The vast majority of pictures I take of Hannah these days is in-doors, so this lens was going to help a lot.


It’s been a while since I used a camera coupled at all times with a prime lens, so it sure does bring back those memories of shooting with my first SLR – a Nikon FG20 with a 50mm prime lens – 25 years ago now! Some early pictures of Hannah at home in the kitchen. =)


One Comment to Lumix 20mm f1.7

  1. Matt says:

    Fantastic! I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist for long.