differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Shorter 24 mm vs 74 mm
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3.1x shorter
Smaller diameter 56 mm vs 68 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Cheaper $179.99 vs $699.95
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The best price we've seen is $520 cheaper (3.9x less)
Slightly lighter 70 g vs 305 g
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4.4x lighter
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Learn more about
the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Reasons to consider the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
More magnification 1:2.9 (0.3) vs 1:7.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2.5x larger in your photo
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the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
12 mm
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12-32mm f/3.5-5.632 mm
X Vario 12-35mm f/2.835 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Competitors

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Wide angle lens

$131 - $298

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Larger diameter
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Longer
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

Macro lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification More magnification
Length Longer

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Low light lens

$420 - $548

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

Sports lens

$868 - $998

Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$815

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

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