Panasonic 25/1.7 or Olympus 25/1.8 on E-M1 ii?

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Panasonic 25/1.7 or Olympus 25/1.8 on E-M1 ii?

Both lenses got good reviews, and the Oly 25 is the more natural choice on an Olympus body , but I can get the Panny 25 for half the price, which is tempting.

So I'm trying to see if there are cross-brand issues that I should be aware of (assuming a good copy of each lens)

In case there are E-M1 ii users that had the chance to work with both lenses, I will appreciate inputs on how they compare in two respects:

(a) AF - Does the Panny perform any worse than the Oly in S-AF or C-AF? Is there any degradation in hit-rate with the Panny?

(b) PF - Does the Panny show increased purple fringing? (I refer to this phenomenon).


 assaft's gear list:assaft's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL2 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +6 more
Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
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