differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II

Slightly shorter 26 mm vs 36 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II Learn more about
the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II

Reasons to consider the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 17mm f/1.8 goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 58 mm vs 63 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8 Learn more about
the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
20mm f/1.7 IIf/1.7
17mm f/1.8f/1.8
Length Short Help
20mm f/1.7 II26 mm
17mm f/1.836 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Diameter Small diameters Help
20mm f/1.7 II63 mm
17mm f/1.858 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Weight Light weight Help
20mm f/1.7 II87 g
17mm f/1.8120 g
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
20mm f/1.7 II20 mm
17mm f/1.817 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
20mm f/1.7 II$267.99
17mm f/1.8$299.99

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

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 Competitors

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$279 - $288

Auto focus Auto focus
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$279 - $349

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 12mm f/2

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12mm f/2

Low light lens

$623 - $699

Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$279 - $349

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer
Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Wide angle lens

$209

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$428 - $598

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Length Longer

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