Panasonic 20mm f/1.7


The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is a compact pancake lens that gives users a bright f1.7 normal range lens. The versatile 20mm focal length (40mm after sensor crop) is designed to work great in all applications, from landscape to indoor available light shooting. It’s small size pairs great with the current crop of micro 4/3 cameras. Despite its tiny size, the lens has 7 elements in 5 groups and a 7 curved blade aperture system, making sharp images and smooth out-of-focus highlights.

Panasonic camera bodies automatically correct for lens distortion when this lens is mounted (Olympus bodies do not), so the lens will function better on a Panasonic body. It does exhibit some barrel distortion and chromatic aberration when shot on other cameras. But, overall, it’s remarkably good for a lens this tiny, better than the zooms most people shoot on Micro 4/3 cameras.

Tim Ashbrand

Tim's Take

Tim Ashbrand

Technical Support Manager

This is the lens you want for your micro 4/3 camera. It’s a tiny, pancake lens that actually allows you to pocket your “pocket” camera. Don’t let the size fool you. The 20mm f/1.7 gives wonderfully sharp images with the fastest micro 4/3 lens to date. Yes, its body is basically plastic, but the results make it worth it. If I don’t have a Leica or a Nikon lens with an adapter on the camera, this is what I reach for.

Filter Size
0.2 lb.
Minimum Focusing Distance
7 inches
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (4/3 frame)
57 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Aperture Blades
7 curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant

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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $22.00 $26.00 $8.67
4 days $4.00 $23.00 $27.00 $6.75
7 days $5.00 $31.00 $36.00 $5.14
10 days $7.00 $42.00 $49.00 $4.90
14 days $9.00 $54.00 $63.00 $4.50
21 days $12.00 $73.00 $85.00 $4.05
30 days $15.00 $91.00 $106.00 $3.53
45 days $19.00 $119.00 $138.00 $3.07
60 days $23.00 $140.00 $163.00 $2.72
90 days $29.00 $180.00 $209.00 $2.32
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $22.00 $7.33
4 days $23.00 $5.75
7 days $31.00 $4.43
10 days $42.00 $4.20
14 days $54.00 $3.86
21 days $73.00 $3.48
30 days $91.00 $3.03
45 days $119.00 $2.64
60 days $140.00 $2.33
90 days $180.00 $2.00

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