Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Something to consider...
In reply to dgrogers, Feb 15, 2014

From Mr. Wong Comparison:

"The Panasonic 25mm costs almost twice as much as the Olympus 25mm (true for local Malaysian pricing)".

That is not the case, however, with UK prices, where (source: the difference is a mere 30 GBP (269 GBP for the Olympus f/1.8, 299 for the Panasonic f/1.4).


dgrogers wrote:

Robin Wong has compared the Panny 25mm 1.4 to the Olympus 25mm 1.8.

There are some interesting points. First, the Panasonic required a slower shutter speed at the same aperture, meaning there may be a difference in the way Olympus measures their f/stop and the way Panasonic does.

There seems to be very little difference in background blur, but there is a hair more with the Panasonic.

The Olympus lens was sharper at times, but not all the time. The Olympus lens did have better corner sharpness.

After reading this, I would choose whichever lens was cheaper, though you should note the Olympus lens is smaller and lighter.

The Olympus will work better on Olympus bodies if CA is a concern. It may be the reverse on Panasonic bodies.

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