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Micro Four Thirds lens lineup

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Prtyphoto, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Prtyphoto

    Prtyphoto Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Aug 10, 2013
    Looking at the Micro Four Thirds lens lineup and loving my E-P5 I'm looking at a new interesting zoom lens. Can't make up my mind which zoom might be the most useful. Are there any missing in the list perhaps and I should consider?
    Currently shooting the 17mm that came with the camera. Lovin it but wanted something more versatile.
    Thanks
     
  2. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Here is the Olympus road map.

    http://www.43rumors.com/new-olympus-lens-roadmap-2/

    highres-olympus-lens-roadmap-2013-2014_1378468775_zpsb2160fe6.

    For me, it is going to be the new 12-40, the new 40-150 and three primes. I have several of the current zooms, the 40-150R is a bargain now and so is the 14-42 II. There is some really nice Panasonic lenses on the market but with the new 12-40 I am going to stick with Olympus glass on Olympus bodies.
     

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  3. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Sep 16, 2013
    Saipan
    Mark James
    Not knowing what you like to shoot makes it harder to recommend. I don't see the new Oly 12-40, but early word is it is a very nice lens if you can afford it.
     
  4. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    It's the leftmost light blue arrow
     
  5. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Sep 16, 2013
    Saipan
    Mark James
    I was looking at his link and not your pic. You had not posted yet when I was typing my reply.
     
  6. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Not sure what you mean?
     
  7. Faceinthecrowd

    Faceinthecrowd Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Apr 29, 2011
    Here's the best list and comparison I have found for m43 lenses.

    http://hennigarts.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses.html
     
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  8. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Nice, but the thing is, m43 is a system and there are an awful lot of Panasonic lenses the OP might be interested in too--since they work perfectly on his Oly body.

    In fact, most of my lenses are Pannys: the incredible 14-45mm kit, tiny 45-150mm zoom, and wonderful, small, fast 20mm pancake.

    EDIT: I didn't see that chart posted by FaceintheCrowd . . . nice! An impressive list to be sure.
     
  9. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Apr 2, 2013
    Singapore
    Leo
    Although the new olympus pro zooms look delicious, you could consider the panasonic X zooms as well.

    from what i know, they are more compact in size. And the image quality from my copies are sharp as well, especially the 12-35.
     
  10. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Nice chart. I would quibble with some of his subjective evaluations of sharpness, however. For example, I've seen no one argue the 14-42PZ is sharper than the 14-45mm.
     
  11. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    m.Zuiko 12-40mm/2.8 and m.Zuiko 40-150mm/2.8. Done. ;)

    Although the mid-grade Zuiko 11-22mm/2.8-3.5 and Zuiko 50-200mm/2.8-3.5 or top-end Zuiko 14-35mm/2, 35-100mm/2, and 90-250mm/2.8 are also awesome combinations.