Oly 17/1.8 or Pany 20/1.7

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Oly 17/1.8 or Pany 20/1.7
Jan 2, 2013

As a main system I use my Nikon DSLR with D300s and some lenses, so m4/3 is my secondary system and I don't want to invest heavily into m4/3. Currently I own kit lens 14-42R and also 12-50, which i bought second hand. For most needs 12-50 is adequate lens, but I would like to have faster lens to shoot in lower light. My main subjects are landscapes, cityscapes and travel photography. For landscaping only I could purchase 12/2, but since I would also like to use this lens as general lens, 12mm is too wide for my liking. So, I narrowed my selection to 2 lenses: 17/1.8 and 20/1.7. In EU Pany is about 200 € cheaper, which is a lot. So from price point Panasonic is clear winner. But faster AF and slightly wider angle seems to me that would be better choice? Also, internet reports seems to be mixed - some like 17/1.8 and some don't like it much. But almost everyone like Panasonic? Even "PanaLeica" 25/1.4 is cheaper than Olympus.

Anyone with first hand experience or interesting opinion?

Thank you for response!

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