Today’s article is going to be based around taking a look at what we feel is the best food lens for Panasonic gh5 cameras on the market today. Thankfully, with the gh5, there are some excellent quality lenses on the market that have great reputations and the proven ability to provide some excellent photographs of food with exceptional image quality.
As many of the requests for advice that we have seen have come from food bloggers looking to get the best image quality possible of their meals for their blogs and social media, we will be focusing on a 20mm lens and a 25mm lens. In our opinion, that is perfect focal length for table shots with the gh5 and will suit you well and make a great addition to your camera accessories. We will also be sharing a number of example food photographs captured with each of the lenses throughout the article too showing how well the lenses perform.
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The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH (Entry Level)
A number of food photographers have posted their reviews (click here to read some of them) of the lens online sharing their own independent insight into the performance of the lens as well as how it has performed for them over the years. These reviews are from a wide range of people that include amateur food photographers, food bloggers, food social media influencers, and professional level food photographers so they are well worth checking out.
The 20mm focal length of the lens is perfect for capturing high-quality, high-resolution photographs of your food in a number of situations and styles. The f/1.7 aperture of the lens is also perfect to capture your photos in the best possible quality when in low light situations too as many restaurants choose to use mood lighting that may not be ideal for photography.
The build quality of the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 is also excellent and it will directly attach to your lens mount on your gh5 camera body seamlessly without you having to go out and get yourself any pesky lens adaptors or converters either.
The level of detail and sharpness of the lens is also perfect for capturing high-resolution images of your meals too as shown in the image below. This helps to keep you one step ahead of your competition who may not be using such a sharp lens making their photographs look low quality with a lack of detail helping you push ahead on social media or helping you keep your clients happy.
If you are looking for a high-quality lens to improve your food photography with your gh5 then you have to consider the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. Its reputation alone amongst the food photography community should be enough to make it your number one choice with its low price tag just being sugar on top.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Lumix G Lecia DG (Pro Level)
The image quality and low light performance of this lens blow the competition out of the water and outperform many competing lenses at this mid-range price point too. As the example photographs captured with this lens below show, its image quality really is excellent making your food effortlessly look amazing.
The f/1.4 aperture on the lens does an excellent job in low light situations while also offering you some excellent image manipulation too as shown in the image above. The high-resolution photographs also offer you an excellent base image for any post-production that your clients may want you to add making your post-production job easier too.
The lens uses the Panasonic Lumix mounting system so it will mount directly to your gh5 without any problems allowing you to easily mount and unmount the lens on the fly as required on the off chance you need to change lenses. This helps to save both you and your clients time during the photography session and as we all know, time is money.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Panasonic 25mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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András Barta – P1110711 – https://flic.kr/p/r6RqJF
Hajime Nagahata – Feb.19.10 dinner – https://flic.kr/p/7Ed1ZA
Junpei Abe – P6080015_DxO – https://flic.kr/p/eGKUb2
Jun Seita – Sumika, Los Altos – https://flic.kr/p/b47yGa
Jun Seita – Napoletana Pizzeria – https://flic.kr/p/aQDqfV
Jun Seita – Frozen Custard Pudding, Sumika, Los Altos – https://flic.kr/p/b47zwg