We have seen a fair few people reaching out for advice on the best food lens for Panasonic gx8 cameras over the last few months so have decided to publish this article to help as many of these people as possible. From what we have seen, most of the people reaching out for assistance are food bloggers or food-based social media influencers looking for a cheap lens that will provide the best image quality possible for their content.
Thankfully, there is a great little Panasonic lens on the market that is perfect for this and although it is marked as an entry level lens, it is perfect for food photography. On top of this, it has an excellent reputation within the community and we will be showing some example photographs throughout the article to show why. Additionally, we will also be featuring a higher price tag lens at the end of the article that comes in at a slightly higher price point but is without a doubt, an excellent lens for food photography that we feel should be considered.
The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH (Entry Level)
Being such a popular Panasonic lens it has earned itself a number of reviews over the years from a bunch of third-party photographers who use this as their goto lens. You can click here to read some reviews of the performance of the lens that have been left by other food photographers or you can click here to read reviews of the lens from other Panasonic Lumix gx8 owners.
The build quality, functionality, and performance of the lens are all on point for its price tag and beat that of many of the competing lenses too. The image quality that the lens provides is excellent ensuring that you are able to capture your food in the best detail possible providing some excellent photographs to share on social media that really stand out.
The design of the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH is also solid making it very easy to use. Its metal lens mount will attach directly to your Panasonic gx8 without issue while the high-quality manual focus ring allows you to tweak your image focus level to perfection very quickly helping to improve your overall image quality with minimal effort.
As you can see from the example photographs above, the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH rally is an excellent little food lens that will serve your Panasonic Lumix gx8 well. Its focal length is perfect for taking photos of food and its reputation within both the food photography and gx8 owners communities make it the obvious choice.
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 best way to think of the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Lumix G Lecia DG is to take all of the best points of the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH covered first in the article and then increase the performance of each point to make them even better. The low light performance is a particularly strong feature of the lens that allows you to capture excellent photographs of your food no matter the conditions.
So if you are a food blogger making your income from your blog or a professional food photographer with paying clients then we would highly recommend that you pick up the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Lumix G Lecia DG as your go-to lens of choice for your Panasonic Lumix gx8 as it will provide you with some of the best possible food photos available right now.
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