Pana 20/1.7 (version II) vs Oly 17/1.8?? Need help deciding.

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Re: Pana 20/1.7 (version II) vs Oly 17/1.8?? Need help deciding.
In reply to rgs_45, 5 months ago

rgs_45 wrote:

Aside the the 3mm difference in FL, what advantages and disadvantages of getting either the Pana or Oly lens?? For someone that has or used both, which has better sharpness, IQ? Which has faster focusing speed?

Pana: (+) cheaper, smaller, faster

Oly: (+) better built (to me), wider coverage (-) more expensive

I'm deciding which one to get and need some help. Will be used mainly indoors and low light shooting and maybe 10-20% video (short clips only). Will be getting one in a week for a trip. I have a GX1

Appreciate your help.

I have only 1.7/20 which is a great lens in many ways. But because you have mentioned video, I'm hesitant to push you. While I'm perfectly fine with AF speed, this lens is a bit loud, and also camera can't do C-AF (continuous) focus with this lens. I do not know how this fact affects video - I've never done video with this lens, I use kit lens with OIS for video.

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