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Re: Panasonic 20mm f1.7 vs Olympus 17mm f1.8

Originally Posted by RobEW View Post
Then (if the OP will excuse a digression) do you also happen to know how the Oly 25 1.8 compares with the PanaLeica 25 1.4 (or indeed Pana 25 1.7)? I'm still after something of that sort.
Yep - ran them both back-to-back too (Oly 25/1.8 vs Pany 25/1.4)! Nothing in it sharpness wise. AF fast on both. Pany is slightly wider max aperture of course (but not quite a half stop as the f1.4 vs f1.8 might suggest). However it's bigger and the hood won't reverse for storage. Both are nice. Me? I kept the Olympus!

If you really want something in this focal length that delivers excellent subject isolation and a true half stop improvement in light transmission, then look at the Sigma 30/1.4. A quarter the price of the Olympus 25/1.2 but delivering slightly more OOF blur.
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