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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G

73points

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH

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

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
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G better than Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH?

  • 60% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.4 vs3.5f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • 4.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs5.6f
  • Has full-time manual focus
  • Has a metal mount
  • Weather sealed
  • Includes lens hood
  • Has or is a prime lens

Why is Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 44° wider maximum angle of view
    84°vs40°
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 0.38m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.2mvs0.58m
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 1.7x greater zoom range
    2.7xvs1x
  • 46mm shorter minimum focal length
    12mmvs58mm
  • 315g lighter
    70gvs385g

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1.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

22f

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.

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2.widest aperture

f/1.4

f/3.5

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.

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3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH

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.

4.aperture blades

9

7

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.

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5.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

5.6f

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.

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

6.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH

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.

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