With its first launch of the M.Zuiko Digital 45 mm f/1.8 model Olympus really created a stir on the market of mirrorless lenses, offering an excellent device for a sensible price. Panasonic’s task to beat that was really difficult but they managed to perform admirably well.
Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 LUMIX G ASPH POWER OIS Lens (Black)
- New Or Secondhand: New
- Lens is suitable for: Micro FourThirds Fit Bodies
- Fitting: Micro FourThirds
- Standard PRIME
- Filter Size: 37mm
- Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes
Product code: 247027 (5025232819843)
RRP £349 SAVE £30.00
No used versions available
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
- One Aspherical Element
- Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
- POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
The LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043E) enables you to achieve a beautiful bokeh effect with soft, out-of-focus blur, allowing you to add stunning artistry to close-up portraits or shots in low light.
The 42.5mm lens is available in sharp metallic black and silver, and delivers beautiful defocus to help you add more artistry and creativity into your photography. Offering a 42.5mm middle-telephoto focal distance (35mm camera equivalent: 85mm equivalent to 85mm on a 35mm camera), a high speed F1.7 aperture, and a versatile focusing distance of 0.31 m, the lens can deliver portraits with a rich stereoscopic effect as well as close-ups with beautiful defocus.
The lens’ POWER O.I.S. system effectively compensates unwanted blur caused by handshake - not only small, fast movements but also large, slow ones - helping you get the results you want, even in low light situations. The POWER O.I.S system, alongside the 240fps Drive AF, delivers stable framing and precise focusing every time.
High Speed f1.7 Mid-Telephoto Focal Length Lens
The high-speed f1.7 lens offers a beautiful bokeh effect for more impressive, creative shots. Together the with 42.5mm mid0telephoto focal distance (85mm 35mm equiv.), this lens is ideal for portraits with a rich strereoscopic effect. It features a versatile focusing distance of 0.31m allowing you to enjoy true to life close up shots.
240fps drive capability
The inclusion of a stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. When mounted on the LUMIX G Cameras, you can take advantage of the high speed, high prevision Contrast AD system with a 240 fps digital signal exchange achieving high speed AF faster than approx. 0.5sec
The Power OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in this lenses, effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large movements making it easy to shoot super clears shots even in low-lit situations such as night time or indoors
The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a very good portrait prime lens, offering a fast maximum aperture with effective image stabilisation in a tiny yet solidly-built package.
With super sharp results, a small package and a low price point, what more can you want? For portrait shooters in the Micro Four Thirds mount, this is an excellent lens.
this lens gives you pretty near everything the nocticron does, minus one stop of light gathering (and subject separation)
"I echo Zen's review. I traded in my Olympus 45mm f:1.8 for this lens, because the latter doesn't have image stabilization in the lens (I use Panasonic Lumix G and only the GX models have body stabilization, unlike the Olympus MFT bodies all of which have body stabilization), and also because one of...
Excellent image quality. Very fast aperture. Ultra fast and accurate AF performance with no focal plane issues. Very very nice focus ring. Little to no distortion/CA fringeing. I love the look of glass from the front when wide open. Very small lens and light weight.
This baby has become to be my absolute favourite in the MFT system, a go-to lens, even though I mostly do street photography and candids. Granted, I havent used Leica branded lenses yet, but from philosophical perspective this one is quintessentially the essence of MFT as a system - compact, cheap,...
This is my favorite MFT lens, small, light, fast and sharp. I use it for portraits with really nice results. I also use it for micro shots of flowers and similar, although it is not really a macro lens. Highly recommended!
The 42.5mm is a great compact lightweight lens with amazing good performance. I use this with the GX85. For me, it's more than just a portrait lens. With the GX85, AF speed is amazing fast and accurate for stills, the Dual IS allows for hand held bursting while panning fast.
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