Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera? Here are top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Both Panasonic and Olympus cameras can use Micro Four Thirds lenses, so you can use the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (sometimes shortened to MFT or M43) lenses on Panasonic cameras, and vice versa. There are plenty of Micro Four Thirds lenses available on the market, made by Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Samyang, Voigtlander, Leica and many others, and all Micro Four Thirds lenses are fully compatible on either brand of camera. Keep in mind that Micro Four Thirds cameras have a 2x crop factor, meaning that a 25mm lens will behave like a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Here are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras.  All the recommended lenses would cover virtually all shooting scenarios. Below are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras”

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Instruction Manual now Available

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X Instruction Manual is now available for download.

Olympus E-M1X has a 20.4MP Four Thirds sensor, Dual TruePic VIII processors, a 121-point hybrid autofocus system. The camera can shoot continuously at 60 fps with AF/AE lock and 18 fps with continuous AF/AE.

The instruction manual for the Olympus E-M1X Micro Four Thirds camera is now available for download. You can download Olympus E-M1X user’s manual as pdf file.

Olympus E-M1X Price: $2,999 Adorama | B&H | Amazon Continue reading “Olympus OM-D E-M1X Instruction Manual now Available”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced

Olympus officially announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens boasting a class-leading 16.6x magnification.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 24-400mm equiv. Even it’s not a PRO designated lens, Olympus claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.

Check out the early specs and press text of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens. 

The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens will start shipping from March with a price tag of $900, pre-orders: B&H. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens to be Announced Soon

Olympus is rumored to announce a new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens soon.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 24-400mm equiv. Official announcement is expected ahead of CP+ 2019 event probbaly on February 14th.

Check out the early specs and press text of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens.  Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens to be Announced Soon”

Olympus E-M1X video features review

Dpreview posted a video review of the Olympus E-M1X camera about its video features. While Olympus isn’t known for the video features on its cameras, the OM-D EM1X is the company’s most advanced model.

Most video features of Olympus E-M1X are unchanged from the E-M1 II. There’s a new ability to change autofocus points during video capture using a dedicated joystick control, and a new maximum frame rate of 120 fps for Full HD or HD capture. You can shoot 4K video (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second, and Full HD or HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 or 120 frames per second. Continue reading “Olympus E-M1X video features review”

Olympus Released Firmware Updates For The E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II, PEN-F

In addition to the OM-D E-M1 X camera, M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro super tele-zoom lens and M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020, Olympus also announced firmware updates for current cameras and lenses.

The new firmware simply adds support for the Olympus FL-700WR Electronic Flash ($399.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama).  New firmware updates the Olympus cameras such as E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II, E-M1 and PEN-F.

Check out the firmware details and download links below. Continue reading “Olympus Released Firmware Updates For The E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II, PEN-F”

Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III Freeze Test

Tony Northrup put the newly announced Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7 III camera to freeze test.

Tony’s extreme brutal testing involved by freezing the Olympus E-M1X (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in ice with a Sony a7 III to test the weather sealing. Then, he did some astrophotography shots to test the eye detect autofocus and portraits, low-light autofocus, sports, stabilization (4 seconds handheld!), Hi-res mode (both tripod and handheld high res), and the built-in ND filter.

Surprisingly the Olympus had trouble with its shutter button getting stuck, while the Sony continued to operate perfectly. Check out the video below for more in action! Continue reading “Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III Freeze Test”

Olympus Announced Weather-Resistant Wireless Flash FL-700WR, Wireless Commander FC-WR and Wireless Receiver FR-WR

In addition the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, and  lens and the updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap, Olympus officially announced a new Electronic Flash, the FL-700WR, Wireless Commander FC-WR, and Wireless Receiver FR-WR, all coming in late February 2019 and designed to meet the growing demands of professional photographers.

The new Olympus FL-700WR Electronic Flash features dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C)1 performance, as well as wireless radiowave shooting compatibility with a maximum guide number of 42.  Continue reading “Olympus Announced Weather-Resistant Wireless Flash FL-700WR, Wireless Commander FC-WR and Wireless Receiver FR-WR”

Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020

In addition the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, and  lens, the company released an updated Micro Four Thirds lens  roadmap for 2019 – 2020, including a new 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens coming in 2020.

There will be plently of new lenses coming in 2019 to 2020. Olympus is planning to release new zoom and fast prime Pro lenses as well as less expensive super telephoto and travel zoom lenses. Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Olympus today also announced the development of a new super telephoto zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 300-800mm equiv. and with a built-in 1.25X teleconverter it becomes 375-1000mm equiv., at the cost of 2/3-stop of light. The lens will also be compatible with Olympus’ new MC-20 2X teleconverter.

The Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens will be stabilized and work with the 5-axis IS systems built into modern Olympus cameras for extra shake reduction. Fully weather-sealed lens from Olympus could work at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in 2020, and pricing has not yet been disclosed. Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development”