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

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Jim Laurel
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Re: Pana 20/1.7 (version II) vs Oly 17/1.8?? Need help deciding.
In reply to rgs_45, 2 months ago

I own both. IQ is nearly the same, with a slight edge to the Panasonic. The Olympus focuses faster and is a little wider. The Panasonic is smaller. Both great lenses.

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.

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