Panasonic Lumix 25mm 1.7 vs Summilux 25mm 1.4

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alohajoe New Member • Posts: 5
Panasonic Lumix 25mm 1.7 vs Summilux 25mm 1.4


I'm looking at one of these two primes (for street photography with an Olympus OMD EM10 Mark ii):

Panasonic Lumix 25mm 1.7


Panasonic Leica Summilux 25 1.4

The things that matter to me are: 
- sharpness (especially at the wider apertures)
- AF speed
- bokeh

A used Summilux will be about twice what a used Lumix goes for (probably about $300 vs about $130-ish).

I know the faster 1.4 will give better bokeh, but is it enough to justify twice the price? Based on what I'm looking for, is the Leica 1.4 worth the extra cash? I'm normally not one to skimp on lenses, but the 1.7 gets pretty good reviews. Will $150 get me that much better results?


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