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, 7 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.

IMO one of the best reviewers of MFT lenses and other gear is David Thorpe over on YouTube, and he has done reviews on both of these lens that you can check out for better insight on the plus and minus's of each. He is really good and has a unique ability given his extensive experience to help you make an informed decision here.

Check it out:

17mm 1.8 http://youtu.be/ZUG9qYTJMsI

20mm 1.7 http://youtu.be/eJ1XJ2s7ui4

Dale

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