After seeing a number of photographers asking for advice on the best food lens for Panasonic gx85 cameras we decided to sit down, make a shortlist, and publish this article. While working our way through our short list we decided to actually feature two lenses rather than just the one.
We feel that this will help our readers more due to covering both an entry-level option, as well as an advanced lens option to meet as many peoples needs as possible. We are fully aware that our readers have a large number of different requirements and budgets but both of these lenses are able to provide some excellent photographs of food for their respective price tags.
As we see so many people reaching out who are from the food blogging or social media scene we will be covering our entry-level option first as we feel it will more than cover your needs for any kind of social media based photograph of food. The second lens that we will be covering is designed for more of a professional level photograph who has paying clients wanting the best possible photographs as possible. That said, if your food blog or social media channel is making you an income then the second lens that we will be covering may be the better option for you as it will provide the best possible photographs for your readers and subscribers.
The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH (Entry Level)
As the lens mount will attach directly to your Lumix gx85 cameras mount it makes your life much easier as you don’t have to go out and try to find some third-party lens cover that risks lowering your image quality. The 20mm focal length on the lens makes it ideal for food photography too, especially table based food photography that is very popular on social media.
We have a number of photographs throughout the article that show of the image quality that the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 is able to provide for you and your Panasonic gx85. As you can see from the example photographs, the lens is perfect for a food blogger or a social media influencer in the food niche.
As the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 has an aperture of f/1.7 on it you are able to capture some great photographs even in low light conditions. This is a massive selling point for the lens when it comes to food photography as so many restaurants use mood lighting that is not ideal for capturing high-quality photographs.
Wrapping it up, if you are looking to get yourself a solid little lens that is cheap but will provide you with some excellent food photographs. The detail and image quality it provides is excellent and your photographs will help push your social media channel out ahead of the competition.
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 f/1.4 aperture on the lens offers some of the best low light performance available on the market making offering some of the best low light image quality you can currently get. With a 25mm focal length on the lens, it is able to capture great photographs in a number of different food photography situations.
Although food is a stationary subject, it is always good to be able to easily tweak your focus level on the lens quickly. Thankfully, the manual focus lens on the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Lumix G Lecia DG is excellent allowing you to rotate the ring as you need to get the best possible focus before capturing your photograph.
If you are wanting to capture the best possible photographs of food when using your Panasonic gx85 then the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Lumix G Lecia DG is the lens for you. It will massively up your food photography game and make an excellent addition to your collection of camera accessories.
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