Micro Four Thirds Lenses

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This is an annotated list of lenses available for the Olympus OM-D. Pen, and other (mostly Panasonic) Micro Four Thirds (μFT) cameras.

If you are looking for (non-Micro) Four Thirds (SLR) lenses — see another list.

I will still be adding autofocus lenses by other makers and, possibly later, manual-focus lenses as a separate table. I am not planning to include lenses intended primarily for cinematography.

The table lists most of μFT lenses currently available, as well as those already discontinued (if they meaningfully differ from current). Latest or pending releases are highlighted.

I am also providing links to respective manufacturers' product pages, and, where possible, U.S. prices, with links to the B&H online catalog. (No, I am not getting a cut from them!)

Note: Some of these links occasionally get broken; don't blame me for that!

  • 2017/03/11 Added manual-focus section and two AF lenses by Yi.
  • 2017/04/06 Added the old 14-140/4.0-5.8 by Panasonic.
  • 2017/04/20 Added DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18/2.8-4.0.

 

Auto Focus Lenses

Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
IS D El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.
Olympus MZD ED PRO Fisheye 8 1.8 .12 - - D 17/15 1/8 315 62×80 - 2015 850
Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8 3.5 .10 - - - 10/9 0/1 165 61×52 - 2010 800
Panasonic DG Summilux 12 1.4 .20 ? - D 15/12 2/3 335 70×70 62 2016 1300
Olympus MZD ED * 12 2.0 .20 216 - D 11/8 2/2 130 56×43 46 2011 800
Panasonic Lumix G II Pancake 14 2.5 .18 ~170 - - 6/5 3/0 55 56×21 46 2015 270 [1]
Panasonic DG Summilux 15 1.7 .20 ~170 - - 9/7 3/0 115 58×36 46 2014 550
Olympus MZD * 17 1.8 .25 216 - - 9/6 3/1 120 58×36 46 2013 425 [7]
Olympus MZD Pancake 17 2.8 .20 ? - - 6/4 1/0 71 57×22 37 2009 300
Sigma DN 19 2.8 .20 ? - - 8/6 3/- ? 61×46 46 2016? 200
Panasonic Lumix G II Pancake 20 1.7 .20 ? - - 7/5 2/0 100 63×26 46 2013 270 [1]
Olympus MZD ED PRO 25 1.2 .30? 157 - D 19/14 1/7 410 70×87 62 2016 1200 [7]
Panasonic DG Summilux 25 1.4 .30 ~155 - - 9/7 2/1 200 63×55 46 2011 600
Panasonic Lumix G 25 1.7 .25 ~125 - - 8/7 2/1 125 61×52 46 2015 250
Olympus MZD * 25 1.8 .24 144 - - 9/7 2/0 136 56×41 46 2014 325
Sigma DC DN 30 1.4 .30 125 - - 9/7 2/1 265 65×73 52 2016 340
Sigma DN 30 2.8 30 ~140 - - 7/5 2/- 140 61×41 46 2016? 200
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30 2.8 .105 .017 IS - 9/9 1/0 180 59×64 46 2015 300
Olympus MZD ED Macro * 30 3.5 .095 13.9 - - 7/6 3/1 128 60×57 46 2016 300 [8]
Panasonic DG Nocticron 42.5 1.2 .50 ~170 IS ? 14/11 2/2 425 74×77 67 2014 1400
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5 1.7 .31 ~85 IS - 10/8 1/0 130 55×50 37 2015 350
Yi Xiaoyi 42.5 1.8 .50 ? - - 6/6 ? 120 57×61 49 2017 ? [9]
Olympus MZD * 45 1.8 .50 157 - - 9/8 0/2 116 56×46 37 2011 325
Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 2.8 .15 ~.017 IS - 14/10 1/1 225 63×63 46 2009 800
Olympus MZD ED Macro * 60 2.8 .19 17 - - 13/10 0/4 185 56×82 46 2012 500 [5]
Sigma DN 60 2.8 .50 ~125 - - 8/6 ? 190 61×56 46 2015? 240
Olympus MZD ED * 75 1.8 .84 173 - - 10/9 0/5 305 64×69 58 2012 900
Olympus MZD ED IS PRO 300 4.0 1.4 72 IS D 17/10 0/7 1475 93×227 77 2016 2500
Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
IS D El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.
Olympus MZD ED PRO 7-14 2.8 .20 157 - D 14/11 4/8 534 79×106 - 2015 1300
Panasonic Lumix G 7-14 4.0 .25 - - - 16/12 2/4 300 70×83 - 2010 800
Panasonic DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18 2.8-4.0 .25 ~150 - D 15/10 4/4 315 73×88 67 2017 1100
Olympus MZD ED 9-18 4.0-5.6 .25 173 - - 12/8 3/2 155 57×50 52 2010 700
Panasonic Lumix G 12-32 3.5-5.6 .20 ~130 IS - 8/7 3/1 70 56×24 37 2014 300
Panasonic Lumix G X 12-35 2.8 .25 ~100 IS D 14/9 4/2 305 68×75 58 2012 700
Panasonic Lumix G X II 12-35 2.8 .25? ~100? IS D 14/9? 4/2? 305? 68×74 58 2017 1000? [0,3]
Olympus MZD ED PRO 12-40 2.8 .2 58 - D 14/9 3/7 382 70×84 62 2013 1000 [7]
Yi Xiaoyi 12-40 3.5-5.6 .35 ? - - 11/9 4/1 183 58×63 49 2017 ?
Olympus MZD ED EZ 12-50 3/5-6.3 .35 85 - D 10/9 2/2 211 57/83 52 2011 500 [2]
Panasonic DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60 2.8-4.0 .20 ~50 IS D 14/12 ? 320 68×86 62 2017 1000 [0,3]
Panasonic Lumix G 12-60 3.5-5.6 .25 ~65 IS D 11/9 3/1 210 66×71 58 2016 ?
Olympus MZD ED IS PRO 12-100 4.0 .15-.45 58-82 IS D 17/11 4/8 561 78×116 72 2016 1300
Olympus MZD ED EZ Pancake 14-42 3.5-5.6 .20 77 - - 8/7 3/2 91 61×23 37 2014 300
Olympus MZD 14-42 3.5-5.6 .25 ~80 - - 9/8 ? 150 62×44 40.5 2009 -
Olympus MZD II R 14-42 3.5-5.6 .25 58 - - 8/7 3/- 111 56×48 37 2013 300 [1,6]
Panasonic Lumix G X Pancake 14-42 3.5-5.6 .20 ~100 IS - 9/8 4/2 95 61×27 37 2011 350
Panasonic Lumix G 14-42 3.5-5.6 .30 ~100 IS - 12/9 1/0 165 61×64 52 2010 160
Panasonic Lumix G II 14-42 3.5-5.6 .2 ~100 IS - 9/8 2/0 110 56×49 46 2013 250
Panasonic Lumix G 14-45 3.5-5.6 .30 ~100 IS - 12/9 1/0 195 60×60 52 2008 300
Panasonic Lumix G 14-140 3.5-5.6 .30 ~70 IS - 14/12 3/2 265 67×75 58 2013 700 [4]
Panasonic Lumix G HD 14-140 4.0-5.8 .50 ~70 IS - 17/13 3/2 460 70×84 62 2009 550
Olympus MZD ED II 14-150 4.0-5.6 .50 78 - D 15/11 3/5 280 64×84 58 2015 600 [1]
Tamron Di III 14-150 3.5-5.8 .50 ~70 - - 17/13 3/1 285 63×80 52 2014 460
Panasonic Lumix G 35-100 .90 4.0-5.6 ~80 IS - 12/9 1/2 135 56×50 46 2014 400
Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100 2.8 .85 .170 IS D 18/13 0/3 360 67×100 58 2012 1300
Panasonic Lumix G X II 35-100 2.8 .85 .170 IS D 18/13 0/3 357 67×100 58 2017 1100 [0,3]
Olympus MZD ED PRO 40-150 2.8 .70 22 - D 16/10 3/6 760 79×160 72 2014 1350
Olympus MZD ED R 40-150 4.0-5.6 .90 22 - - 13/10 0/1 190 63×83 58 2010 200
Panasonic Lumix G 45-150 4.0-5.6 .90 ~100 IS - 12/9 2/1 200 62×73 52 2012 250
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175 4.0-5.6 .90 ~90 IS - 14/10 2/2 210 62×90 46 2011 450
Panasonic Lumix G 45-200 4.0-5.6 1.0 ~90 IS - 16/13 0/3? 380 70×100 52 2008 300
Panasonic Lumix G II 45-200 4.0-5.6 1.0 ~90 IS D ? 0/3 370? 70×100 52 2017 450 [0]
Olympus MZD ED 75-300 4.8-6.7 .90 ~100 - - 18/13 -/6 423 69×117 58 2010 - -
Olympus MZD ED II 75-300 4.8-6.7 .90 ~100 - - 18/13 -/6 423 69×117 58 2013 475 [1]
Panasonic Lumix G 100-300 4.0-5.6 1.5 ~80 IS - 17/12 0/1 520 73×126 67 2010 600
Panasonic Lumix G II 100-300 4.0-5.6 1.5 ~80 IS D 17/12 0/1 520 74×126 67 2017 650 [0]
Panasonic DG Vario-Elmar 100-400 4.0-6.3 1.3 ~69 IS D 20/13 1/4 985 83×172 72 2016 1800

Manual Focus Lenses

Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
IS D El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.
Kowa Prominar 8.5 2.8 .20 239 - - 17/14 1/2 440 72×87 86 2014? -
Voigtländer Nokton 10.5 .95 .17 - - - 13/1 2/0 585 77×82 72 2015 1100
Kowa Prominar 12 1.8 .2 182 - - 12/10 1/1 475 77×91 72 2016?
Voigtländer Nokton 17.5 .95 .15 ~72 - - 13/9 1/0 540 63×80 58 2012 900
Voigtländer Nokton II 25 .95 .17 ~70 - - 11/8 0/0 435 61×70 52 2010 800
Kowa Prominar 25 1.8 .25 125 - - 8/6 1/1 400 60×94 55 2016?
Voigtländer Nokton 42.5 .95 .23 ~70 - - 11/8 1/1 571 64×75 58 2013 800
Tokina Reflex MF Macro 300 6.3 .88 ~36 - - 13/11? ? 298 55×66 55 2012 -
Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
IS D El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.

Legend

  • FL — the actual focal length in millimeters. The EFL (35-mm film equivalent) is twice this value.
  • MxApmaximum aperture (minimum F-number); for zooms two values, at shortest and longest FL are given, if different.
  • MFDminimum focusing distance in meters, sometimes possible only at some (unspecified) focal length. Measured from the sensor plane (sometimes from the lens front, but then it should be referred to as working distance).
  • MFW — minimum field width (mm).
  • IS shows the in-lens image stabilization (standard for Panasonic, rare option for Olympus).
  • D — dust- and drip-proof.
  • El/Gr — number of elements and element groups in the lens design.
  • A/S — number of elements with aspherical surfaces and those using special (low dispersion, high diffraction, etc.) glass.
  • Wgt — the weight, as per manufacturer's published specs.
  • D×L — lens dimensions (diameter and length), rounded to the nearest millimeter.
  • Filter — the front filter thread (mm).
  • Year refers to when the lens became available on the market. In case of a minor update, this shows the release of the original.
  • Price — as quoted by a selected merchant (usually B&H) when last checked. Treat it as a rough guide.

    For lenses no longer in stock, last reported prices may be shown in parentheses.

Lens Designation

The full lens name usually contains the brand, focal length and aperture numbers, and then anything the manufacturer wants; sometimes meaningful and sometimes not.

Olympus uses a number of abbreviations, often referring to the same lens differently:

  • All Olympus μFT lenses use the MZD prefix, which stands for M.Zuiko Digital.
  • Suffix PRO denotes the Olympus premium lens line.
  • Suffix or prefix ED indicates low-dispersion glass used for some lens elements.
  • Suffix EZ does not seem to mean anything, although its occurrence is limited to the Olympus Standard lens line.
  • Suffix II means an updated version, with minor changes (like a new multicoating). If otherwise identical, the older one is not listed separately.
  • Suffix R possibly means something, but nobody outside of Olympus knows what. My guess is that it means the same as II (like Revision?)
  • Additionally, the table uses * to mark lenses belonging to the Premium class (one notch below Pro), which is not reflected in the lens designation.

Full names of most Panasonic/Leica lenses would not fit into a line of text, therefore I'm using just the common sense.

  • The DG prefix may mean something, but I have to find out what it is.
  • Suffix X denotes Panasonic's premium lens line.

To make things worse, Panasonic product pages often contain naming errors or inconsistencies.

The Voigtländer brand is owned by a major Japanese lens maker Cosina.

Remarks

As marked within square brackets in the table:

  1. Cosmetic upgrade (or other minor changes, like new coating) of the previous version (usually not listed).
  2. The Macro mode sets FL to 43 mm; MFD becomes 20 cm (field 36 mm wide, equivalent to 1:1 on "full frame"). 44 mm quoted by Olympus is wrong.
  3. Version II works with the new Panasonic in-body IS.
  4. There exists an older (noisier?) version of this lens.
  5. Maximum magnification (equiv.) of 2:1; the field is 17 mm wide.
  6. The MZD II was a complete redesign of the original MZD, then cosmetically evolved into II R.
  7. The lens has Manual Focus Clutch: push/pull focus ring to switch between MF and AF.
  8. Minimum working distance of 15 mm.
  9. MFD is .25 m in Macro mode.


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