Excited about the Oly 45 1.2, not so much 17 1.2 (also, bye bye Panny)

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Excited about the Oly 45 1.2, not so much 17 1.2 (also, bye bye Panny)
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Have to admit, and I hate myself for doing this, but I am going to sell the Panasonic 42.5 for the new Oly 45mm. At first, I read and believed the "it doesn't make that much difference to upgrade" reviews and also the "they are close in sharpness" reviews (which I still believe). But I love the new bokeh rendering of the 45mm which to me is more important than absolute sharpness on a 45.

OTOH, I just don't really get the whole 17mm f/1.2 thing. What is a 35mm-equiv f/1.2 best suited for, astrophotography? I think my 17/f2.8 perfectly reasonable for street which is the main reason I use a 17mm.

Sad about the Panny, but the Oly from the photos shows a clear advantage, at least to my eyes!

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7
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