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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Top 5%783 points
Top 5%
Top 43%467 points
Top 43%
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G vs Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 25 facts in comparison

1. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/1.4
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2
f/3.5

2. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
58mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
32mm

3. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
54% have it

4. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
9
Lensbaby Velvet 85: 12
7

5. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
1.4f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f
5.6f

6. Has full-time manual focus

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
72% have it

7. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
87% have it

8. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
38% have it

9. magnification

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
0.13x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x
0.13x

10. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
79% have it

11. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
34% have it

12. Front element doesn't rotate

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
50% have it

13. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

14. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.58m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
0.2m

15. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
2.7x

16. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

17. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
58mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm
12mm

18. Can focus to infinity

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
79% have it

19. Is a normal lens

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
23% have it

20. Has rounded aperture blades

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
70% have it

21. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
65% have it

22. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH
49% have it

23. minimum angle of view

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
27°
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD: 2°
37°

24. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
40°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°
84°

25. weight

315g lighter.
385g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
70g

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