Width of 12mm vs. 17mm

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Lumixdude Senior Member • Posts: 2,782
Width of 12mm vs. 17mm
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I'm looking at buying this lens as my first prime... 24mm at full width is useful for landscapes and F/2.0 is nice and fast. I do shoot a lot of landscapes, however I also shoot in the street where 24mm might be a little wide.

I'm wondering how people have managed this and whether crop is an acceptable way of dealing with situations where you don't want the full width of the lens.

Or if not should I look at the 17mm F/1.8 which is cheaper again and more readily available which is a 35mm equivalent and just shoot landscapes with stitching instead if I want more width?

I'm starting to lean towards the 17mm being more versatile.

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