Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:43 pm

All times are UTC

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:44 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9978
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Hi everyone, I've prepared a buyer's guide for Micro Four Thirds lenses.

So if you're wondering what lens to get next, please check out my Best Micro Four Thirds lenses guide!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:58 pm 

Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:47 pm
Posts: 1
I have read and enjoyed Gordon's MFT Lenses Guide. I also bought him a couple of coffees!

But I wonder whether it might be possible to add some comments about using full Four Thirds lenses with an adapter, and whether that might change any recommendations. From what I read Olympus made some very well-regarded Four Thirds lenses; might these out-perform some MFT examples?

What are the pros and cons? And are all adapters equal? I use a G5 with Lumix 14-42mm and 42-200mm kit lenses.



PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:27 am
Posts: 528
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
You're right that a number of the original 4/3 lenses are often regarded among the best of their type for any system. However, they are bigger, heavier, and focus slower on m4/3 bodies with the exception of the Olympus E-M1 which focuses as fast as the older 4/3 bodies with 4/3 lenses.

With the exception of some longer pro zooms and pro telephotos, pretty much any lens type available for 4/3 is now available in native m4/3 lens mount. These native m4/3 lenses are generally just as good or better than the original 4/3 lenses, are smaller, and focus faster. Furthermore, 4/3 lenses aren't stabilised as they rely on in body stabilisation on Olympus cameras. Your Panasonic body is less suited to these 4/3 tele/zooms for this reason.

Panasonic and Olympus have lenses in development which will plug the gap of some 4/3 pro zooms/telephotos, so unless you already have 4/3 lenses, or a 4/3 body you really want to use, I don't see much point in buying the older 4/3 lenses anymore.


Panasonic G3: 9-18mm, 14mm, 20mm, 45mm

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group