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Panasonic G 42.5 mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.

Manufacturer Panasonic
Model G 42.5 mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 42.5 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.7
Angle of view 29 o
Closest focusing distance 0.31 m
Maximum magnification 0.2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 37 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 55 x 50 mm
Weight 130 g
Additional information Announced: 23.02.2015
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  1. Valdai21
    Valdai21 25 September 2019, 08:37
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    IP 90.13.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - Olympus 45mm f/1,8 has smoother bokeh - Vulnerable to dust

    Pros: - Light, good build quality, hood included - Fast and accurate focus - Very good sharpness across the frame - Nice colors - Good bokeh - Great close focusing feature

    Summary: This was one of my favorite lenses in micro 4/3. It\'s light, fast, has very good sharpness across the frame and nice colors. Bokeh looks good, a bit less smooth than with the 45mm f/1,8 but not a big deal. The lens focuses down closer than the competition. It\'s not a true macro but it\'s definitely useful if you like taking close up of flowers or little objects. Thanks to this feature, it\'s very versatile and can serve for portraits, general use and close up/macro. The only thing I didn\'t like is that dust started to accumulate inside the optics very quickly. This happened to me 4 times with 3 different samples. On the other side, my 3 years old Olympus 45mm f/1,8 has immaculate glass. I tend to think Panasonic lenses are less sealed than Olympus ones...

  2. jj
    jj 4 July 2018, 23:58
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    IP 79.103.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 350
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Noisy diaphragm occasionally.

    Pros: Sharpness, stabilization, size and weight.

    Summary: A tiny, stabilized prime that renders beautifully.

  3. chris
    chris 23 January 2017, 18:24
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    IP 66.203.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: used 300cd
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none, not one

    Pros: good focusing, excellent sharpness wide open right into corners

    Summary: this lens gives you pretty near everything the nocticron does, minus one stop of light gathering (and subject separation)

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