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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

 
 
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Old 17th May 2017
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Panasonic 20mm f1.7 vs Olympus 17mm f1.8

Has anyone done a back to back comparison of these two lenses?

I currently have a Panasonic 20mm, and it's a very good very small lens, stunning IQ for such a small lens, makes the camera very discrete - but is slow to focus in comparison to the Olympus lenses I have (mainly PRO)

So:
  • Is the IQ as good or better than the Panny?
  • Is the focussing as good or faster?
  • How much of an advantage is the manual focus clutch (I'm aware of the focus assist not operating with this lens in manual)
  • How much bigger than the tiny Panny is it?
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