New Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II MFT lens to be announced tomorrow

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Tomorrow Panasonic will announce a new 20mm f/1.7 II MFT lens that will replace the current version. The new lens will have seven elements in five groups, the filter size will be 46mm. Two different colors will be available: silver and black. The lens dimensions are:

  • Total length: 25.5mm
  • Maximum diameter: 63mm
  • Weight: 87g

The estimated retail price in Japan is expected to be around ¥40,000 (around $400).

Via digicame-info

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  • Albert

    Internal focus now hopefully. Original is still one of the best lens bargains ever.

    • marxz

      the original 20 1.7 lens is why I bought in to the M4/3 system, compact and optically brilliant, to me my GF1 is just the thing that happens to be attached to this little plastic fantastic.

  • popeyoni

    If they have improved he AF speed and gotten rid of the banding problem I’ll be ordering one.

  • Eyal Gurevitch

    Please please please let this mean that a GX2 is also on its way…

    -eyalg

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