differences

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

Slightly shorter 74 mm vs 84 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Reasons to consider the Olympus M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Slightly more zoom 3.3x vs 2.9x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Learn more about
the Olympus M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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
X Vario 12-35mm f/2.835 mm
M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO40 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Competitors

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

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300 - $399

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$278 - $299

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$175

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Low light lens

$444 - $598

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$770 - $829

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter

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