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Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 or Sigma 60mm f2.8

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Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 or Sigma 60mm f2.8

I know there is a big difference between 42.5mm and 60mm, but I recently (ordered this morning) GX85 and 25mm Panny lens. I need something for portrait and great Bokeh photos.

Prefer around 45 to 50 mm on APS-C, so I am thinking 60mm may not be the best choice.

Having said that, I looked at dozens of photos on flickr taken on both these lenses and the Sigma 60mm look just awesome. It is also much cheaper (almost 40% less).  Also, I thought that faster lens delivered better shallow DOF. By that logic, the Panny 42.5mm should be better at portrait and low light, but the photos on Flickr tells a different story.

Any thoughts?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
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