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Which lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by xxsocraticxx, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. xxsocraticxx

    xxsocraticxx New to Mu-43

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Guys..

    This micro 4/3 business is pretty cool when you consider how bulcky std 35 mm cams are I am considering becoming a convert. Are lenses from all 4/3 lense vendors compatible? I used to have a 18 to 28 mm (in standard 35mm) lens that i really luved. can someone recommend an equivalent for 4/3? A equivalent 21 to 35 (in std 35mm ) would also be good .


    Thanks
     
  2. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Four-Thirds (FT) is a standard, so all vendors are compatible. Micro-Four-Thirds (MFT) is another standard, so ditto. Both share the same sensor size but the registration distance is different. One can buy an adapter to mount FT lenses on MFT. One can also buy an adapter for just about every other lens mount on the planet, since MFT has one of the shortest registration distances of any photographic system.

    Two wide zoom lenses are available for MFT. The Panasonic 7-14 f/4 would be field of view (FOV) equivalent to 18-28mm on 35mm. The Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 is eqv. to 18-36mm.
     
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Panny 7-14 -- great IQ, very wide (14-28 equivalent) and consistent, f/4 aperture.

    Oly 9-18 -- great IQ (a little behind the 7-14, but not much) 18-36 equivalent, variable aperture. BUT much cheaper!

    (edit: rparmar beat me to it!)
     
  4. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    if you are looking for a zoom, then the choice has already been said; but I would keep in view also the panasonic 20mm and the upcoming olympus 12mm