How can you tell a native lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by JohnN, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. JohnN

    JohnN Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2014

    Sorry but this seems a really basic question - but I was looking at the new rumour for the Olympus 40-150mm and when I clicked through the link I was that on the site it was listed as Olympus Mount - it was only when I said it would need an adapter (OM to m43) that someone pointed out that it was native, but I couldn't tell.

    Whats the secret to knowing whats what or do I need a secret handshake :biggrin:

    Thanks for reading.
  2. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Anything made,produced currently by Olympus would be m4/3. I don't believe anything OM mount has been produced for years, and 4/3 mount is just new old stock.
    All m4/3 lens, as far as I know, will have the m4/3 logo on them.
  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Zuiko = OM
    Zuiko Digital = 4/3
    M.Zuiko = m4/3
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  4. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    A native u4/3 lens is one that will mount to a u4/3 camera body without an adaptor. It may be manufactured by any number of makers, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Tokina, Voigtlander, etc.
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  5. JohnN

    JohnN Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2014
    Brilliant - I'll have a poke around and see if Panasonic etc have similar very easy ways to tell.

    And Olympus M = M.Zuiko - cool :)
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
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  7. JohnN

    JohnN Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2014
    Thats brilliant - thanks.

    Not only does it look like it lists everything but you can see how big\small things are in a way thats easy to understand.