Doubts about portrait lens

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Doubts about portrait lens

I want a portrait lens and I'm trying to decide which is best. I will use it occasionally and not professionally (son and wife portraits, mainly), so I'm not sure if spending 200€ in the Olympus 45 1.8 will be worth it although it's the best I can afford for sure.

I've seen the Xiaoyi 45mm for 45€. The samples I've seen seem nice enough for me, but I hate the fact that it doesn't have a focus ring because I find it useful to tune focus manually when using a large aperture. Also, people say its cheaply made.

On the other hand, I've seen the Yongnuo 42.5mm 1.8 for 85€. It has a manual focus ring, but I'm not sure about its quality.

Have you tried them? What do you think is best for my use case?

Thanks

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7
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