M.Zuiko 8mm 1.8 FE vs PL 9mm f1.7

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M.Zuiko 8mm 1.8 FE vs PL 9mm f1.7

So, I’m buying either M.Zuiko 8mm f1.8 fisheye or Panasonic Leica 9mm f1.7

Here’s some thoughts:

M.Zuiko:

+ Better built quality than PL (I may be wrong about this, but anyway MZ is metal built and PL is plastic)

+ Fish eye, but it can be defished in-camera or post

+/- wider FOV even when defished

- Bigger

- Heavier

- More expensive at 700 EUR

PL:

+ Smaller

+ Lighter

+ Cheaper at ~500EUR

+ Better IQ than defished 8mm (or is it?)

+ May be easier to shoot with rectilinear lens

- Plastic. That is no problem for me as long as it is built to last, but my experience with PL lenses is very limited

- WR may not be as good as MZ?

Both have great min. focus/close-up ability which is awesome. Is there something Olympus user should know about PL lens? I’m under impression that some functions, like focus stacking, doesn’t work?

I usually go with M.Zuiko lenses, but in this comparison PL looks more tempting.

Any thoughts?

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