differences

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

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
More zoom 2.9x vs 1x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
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
Slightly better telephoto 35 mm vs 20 mm
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Around 80% more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Wider aperture f/1.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 20mm f/1.7 II captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Shorter 26 mm vs 74 mm
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2.8x shorter
Slightly cheaper $267.99 vs $699.95
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The best price we've seen is $432 cheaper (2.6x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 63 mm vs 68 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 87 g vs 305 g
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3.5x lighter
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the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
X Vario 12-35mm f/2.835 mm
20mm f/1.7 II20 mm

competitors

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$330

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer
Panasonic Lumix G  Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

Low light lens

$402 - $548

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8

Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8

Lens

Aperture Narrower aperture

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

$229

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$70 - $598

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$289 - $299

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus

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