Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

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In reply to bluevellet, 7 months ago

bluevellet wrote:

dgrogers wrote:

bluevellet wrote:

What I'm getting from Wong and other early reviews is that the Zuiko 25mm f1.8 is better than the Zuiko 17mm f1.8, in the sense that it compares more favorably to its closest rival (Lumix 25mm f1.4 and Lumix 20mm f1.7 respectively).

So the Zuiko 25mm is cheaper, smaller, more versatile lens than the classic Lumix 25mm with very similar IQ.

What's wrong with the 17mm f/1.8? I've seen some amazing pictures from that lens.

As I said, when compared to 20mm, the 17mm is not that impressive. That's purely about IQ here. Pixel-peeping and such. That's what initially disappointed people here, not that pretty photos couldn't be taken with it.

Obviously, the 17mm smokes the 20mm in AF (The Pana is just awful) and for those who want a better MF feel (pull-up focus ring).

Was out shooting with my girlfriend in Joshua Tree at night under full moon. No way to focus her 20 without me standing at hyperfocal distance holding a flashlight aimed at my hand for MF. The 17/1.8 would have sure been nice under these circumstances!!!! Scale focus is not always just a gimmick!

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