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
Cheaper $267.99 vs $849.95
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The best price we've seen is $582 cheaper (3.2x 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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
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  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$259 - $399

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$345 - $499

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer
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

$222

Zoom range More zoom
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$274 - $319

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$148 - $190

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

Wide angle lens

$1,100 - $1,156

Zoom range Less zoom

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