The LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH Incorporates a Sophisticated Design
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th June 2013 – Panasonic announces the addition of a new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH. (H-H020A) which features a newly designed metallic profile, which strikingly highlights the new digital LUMIX G based interchangeable lens based on the Micro Four Thirds standard.
Still maintaining the stunning performance of the LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. - the new LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH comes in a sleek and sophisticated external design and is available in black and silver. It boasts dramatic compactness and is light weight despite its F1.7 brightness that enables beautiful soft focus on the background for the subject to stand out impressively.
“Offering our customers that extra edge and positioning Panasonic as a brand that always places customer first, our new lens is an extension of our efforts to make photography better. The 20mm has been a popular lens in out line-up and this new model is designed to be a compact and light-weight option that offers stunning image quality. Be it for outdoor landscape shots or for indoor photos, the 20mm/F1.7 is just a good all round lens that perfectly complements our GX and GF line-up of cameras. The launch of this lens brings the total count of Panasonic Lumix lenses to 24 models which is the largest number of lenses available from any brand that offers mirrorless cameras,” commented Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager – Digital Imaging, Panasonic, Marketing Middle East and Africa.
Comprising of seven lenses in five groups, the new lens system uses two aspherical lenses most effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution corner to corner.
The versatile 20 mm of focal distance (Equivalent to 40 mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots including capturing sceneries like sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus functionality. The lens also supports Contrast AF system for high precision auto focusing.
Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The new LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.
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