Olympus m4/3 Mount Lenses

The Olympus (and Panasonic) cameras use m4/3 mount lenses. m4/3 mount lenses have a 2x angle of view crop compared to 35mm and FX lenses. m4/3 mount lenses can only be used on Olympus or Panasonic m4/3 cameras; they cannot be used on the original Olympus or Panasonic 4/3 cameras (i.e. these lenses aremicro 4/3, not 4/3).

Currently available Olympus m4/3 lenses:

Olympus’ Web Site for Lenses

Olympus makes an adapter for the original 4/3 lenses, and the E-M1 camera, in particular, is very well suited to those lenses.

Note that Olympus does not build optical stabilization into its lenses but into their cameras. Thus, using an Olympus m4/3 lens on a Panasonic m4/3 means that there is no optical stabilization, as Panasonic doesn’t build cameras with that built in (it’s only present in their lenses).

Besides the currently available lenses, Olympus is working on:

  • 8mm Pro fisheye
  • 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro lens
  • 300mm f/4 Pro lens
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