Comprehensive List of Native Micro Four Thirds Lenses

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In the spirit of J. Andrzej Wrotniak's excellent 4/3 lens list, I've put together a table listing all of the native micro 4/3 lenses currently available, and their respective specs/prices.

Currently I count 32 different native m4/3 lenses (26 of them with AF) in a little more than 3.5 years.

Compare that to the 47 AF lenses the 4/3 format amassed over a 7 year run (only 28 are still shipping), and I'd say m4/3 is off to a pretty good start...

EDIT: I've also created a simple graphic showing the coverage of current native m4/3 options.

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EDIT 2: Promit has put together a much nicer graphic of focal lengths in his thread.

EDIT 3: Also, Dirk Hennig now has posted an excellent table of m4/3 lenses and capabilities on his site.

EDIT 4: 4/3 lenses are also listed now and the new 45-150 is added.

EDIT 5: Added new rumored lenses, as well as changed colors.

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DH - thanks a lot for doing this, very helpful. I can no longer keep track of what is available. Of course, the biggest danger of a readily-available list like this is its potential to induced GAS! :smile: In all seriousness, though, great guide, thanks for taking the time and sharing it with us.

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Wow, thanks!

One very minor correction: the new Voigtlander is 17.5mm, not 17mm.

Also, to me it would be more useful if the table were sorted by focal lengths (primes first, then zooms). But it's pretty darn good the way it is too.

(except for the green rows . . . too bright! I'd just eliminate the ones between the brands and keep the ones for "primes" and "zooms")
 

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Wow, thanks!

One very minor correction: the new Voigtlander is 17.5mm, not 17mm.

Also, to me it would be more useful if the table were sorted by focal lengths (primes first, then zooms). But it's pretty darn good the way it is too.

(except for the green rows . . . too bright! I'd just eliminate the ones between the brands and keep the ones for "primes" and "zooms")
Good points and thanks for the correction. Agree on the sorting and the extra space. Changed accordingly :smile:

DH - thanks a lot for doing this, very helpful. I can no longer keep track of what is available. Of course, the biggest danger of a readily-available list like this is its potential to induced GAS! :smile: In all seriousness, though, great guide, thanks for taking the time and sharing it with us.
My pleasure. I was having the same problem keeping track of everything. Probably right about the GAS too...

Nice list, thanks, DH!

Dang, I only have three of them. :eek: I better step it up!
I've only got 3 at the moment as well. I'm hoping it won't balloon too badly though!

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very good work! make me more motivated to collect more lens «_»

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Great list, but no interest in the lo-fi lenses? Wanderlust Pinwide, 3 SLR Magic Toy Lenses and the Holga give us quite a bit of flexibility when looking for that retro, imperfect, artyish look that's so hot right now...
 

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Sweet list, DH! Very useful.

Some more I would add to the list though, are the Zeiss CP.2 Compact Primes...

Super Wide Angle
Zeiss CP.2 18mm f/3.6
Zeiss CP.2 21mm f/2.9

Wide Angle
Zeiss CP.2 25mm f/2.9
Zeiss CP.2 28mm f/2.1
Zeiss CP.2 35mm f/2.1

Standard
Zeiss CP.2 50mm f/2.1

Tele
Zeiss CP.2 85mm f/2.1
Zeiss CP.2 100mm f/2.1 (Close-Focus - 0.7m/2'6")

Macro
Zeiss CP.2 50mm f/2.1

That'll put the list up to 42. Now we're past Four-Thirds already in half the time. ;)
 

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Four thirds had 11 primes. We're at 18 so far...
Yes, and we've not even gotten to 100mm yet!


Thanks for doing this! I use a similar list for Nikon glass and it's invaluable when doing research on different lenses!
Sure thing. I'm a big fan of Roland Vink's Nikon lens pages. They're even useful for m4/3 (adapted lens possibilities)!

Great list, but no interest in the lo-fi lenses? Wanderlust Pinwide, 3 SLR Magic Toy Lenses and the Holga give us quite a bit of flexibility when looking for that retro, imperfect, artyish look that's so hot right now...
I don't mind lo-fi lenses, but they're a broad category, like adapted lenses in general. I think I'll stick to lenses that are at least nominally designed for the format.

Sweet list, DH! Very useful.

Some more I would add to the list though, are the Zeiss CP.2 Compact Primes...

That'll put the list up to 42. Now we're past Four-Thirds already in half the time. ;)
Good point about the Zeiss CP.2 - I'd forgotten about them. But after thinking about it, I don't think they quite fit - they're basically pro video lenses, and they're not exactly designed for m4/3 either - there are EF, F and PL versions that are physically identical save for the mount.

What about the Tokina 300mm mirror lens? Any idea when this one will be available?

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Good question. It was announced, and it should be available, but I don't see anything on Tokina's website.

Thanks for the comments everybody,

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Wow, now it's even better. A great list. Really makes it obvious how incredibly large the lens selection for m43 has become in the past few years. And, like someone else said, hardly the 'antacid' needed for a bad case of GAS.
 

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Wow, now it's even better. A great list. Really makes it obvious how incredibly large the lens selection for m43 has become in the past few years. And, like someone else said, hardly the 'antacid' needed for a bad case of GAS.
Thanks. I think the best antacid is adding up how much I've already spent on m4/3 equipment in the last 12 months. And I don't even have an especially big collection :smile:

DH

P.S. I added the list of CDAF-optimized lenses (in a separate section), as that seems to be a fairly common question.
 

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One slight issue:

The 7-14 is not made for threaded filters, but people seem to overlook the fact that all one has to do is get some rectangular filters, like Cokin or whatever, and just hold them up in front of the lens.

Not hard.
 

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There is a mirrorless app with all the lenses too
Cool! What name does it go by?

SLR Magic has a 26mm f 1.4 toy lens as well :smile:
Thanks, missed that one too. But I think given the vast number of Lensbabies, pinhole lens caps and other toy lenses, it's probably best to leave less 'traditional' lenses for another list.

One slight issue:

The 7-14 is not made for threaded filters, but people seem to overlook the fact that all one has to do is get some rectangular filters, like Cokin or whatever, and just hold them up in front of the lens.

Not hard.
Fair enough. I should just relabel that column 'screw-in filters'.

Thanks,

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This is a great resource! Thanks for putting it together, DH. It would be great if this were made sticky.

One request/suggestion: would it be possible to add Field of View (in degrees)?
 

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