MFT lenses versus 4/3 lenses

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by f8andbethere, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    Is there any image quality difference between :43: lenses and those made for 4/3 cameras? The cost of a new 100-300 is about the same as a used 75-300 plus DMW-MA1 adapter. I'm trying to decide which way to go.
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Quality depends on the individual lens, moving to :43: doesn't' take much of a difference. The AF speed is slower using 4/3 lenses, but quality doesn't change. Size is the other consideration, :43: lenses will be smaller and lighter.
  3. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks, I also have to consider the fact the 4/3 lenses don't seem to have OIS.
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    The Panasonic-Leica 4/3s lenses have OIS.

    Nothing in m43 can compare with the SHG 43s lenses (not many lenses in ANY mount can)