12-35 @ 25mm vs 25mm 1.4?

Started Jul 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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12-35 @ 25mm vs 25mm 1.4?
Jul 20, 2012

Morning folks.

At some point in the nearing future I'm looking to go m4/3, namely with an E-M5. I'm mainly a wide-normal focal length shooter and do a lot of outside photography out on the hills/mountains so am looking at the 12-35 2.8 as my 'main' lens. Although the zoom will, I imagine, what I will use most, I love the feeling of shooting with a fixed 50mm so looking at a prime as well.

The question is, how does the IQ of the 12-35 at 25mm compare to the Panny 25 1.4. Obviously a stop aperture difference, but if they were both set at 2.8, is there much difference? Reasoning being, if the 12-35 is great at 25 then I may go for the Voigtlander rather than the Panny as I love the feel of a fully manual focusing lens and having the 0.95 would be great fun as well - and then if I just want fast AF 50mm the i'll use the 12-35. If that makes sense.

Cheers!!

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