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 Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    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)