Oly 25mm f/1.8 vs. f/1.2: Worth cost difference?

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Lowell Herr
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Oly 25mm f/1.8 vs. f/1.2: Worth cost difference?

I'm looking for a prime lens for "street photography" or a good "walk-around" lens.  High quality images are important.  I'm looking at the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 at $325 and the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 at $1200.  Is the price difference worth it? I will be using this on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

A few times a year I take hundreds of shots of young children in conditions where the ambient light is very poor, but prefer not to use a flash.  This is one reason why I'm leaning toward the more expensive and faster lens.  I do need automatic focus so I eliminated the very fast Voigtlander lenses.  I think Voigtlander are all manual focus, but could be mistaken.

Other recommendations are also welcome.  Thanks in advance for your advice.


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