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.

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.
  • 2017/07/14 Added manual lenses by Samyang/Rokinon, Zhongyi (Mitakon), Handevision

 

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 Cov D 20/13 1/4 985 83×172 72 2016 1800

Manual Focus Lenses

Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
Cov Ck El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.
Samyang, Rokinon UMC Fisheye 7.5 3.5 .09 180° 43 C 9/7 1/0 197 60×48 - ? 280, 250
Venus Optics Laowa 7.5 2.0 .12 110° 43 C? 13/9 2/3 170 50×55 46 2017 500
Rokinon UMC Fisheye CS II or HD 8 3.5 .30 139° DX C 10/7 1/0 450 75×102 - ? 260
Kowa Prominar 8.5 2.8 .20 239 43 CN 17/14 1/2 440 72×87 86 2014? 880
Rokinon RMC Fisheye 9 8.0 .28 168° 43 - 4/4 0/0 220 65×57 - ? 140 [10]
Samyang, Rokinon ED AS NCS CS 10 2.8 24 93° DX C 14/9 2/1 620 87×131 - ? ? , 380
Voigtländer Nokton 10.5 .95 .17 - 43 CN 13/1 2/0 585 77×82 72 2015 1100
Kowa Prominar 12 1.8 .2 182 43 CN 12/10 1/1 475 77×91 72 2016? 800
Samyang, Rokinon NCS CS 12 2.0 .20 83° DX C 12/10 2/3 255 72.5×58 67 ? 300, 330
Samyang, Rokinon ED AS IF UMC 14 2.8 .28 ? FX C 14/10 570 87×121 - ? 320, 300
Samyang, Rokinon ED AS UMC CS 16 2.0 .20 DX C 13/11 2/1 610 83/114 77 ? 370, 350 [11]
Voigtländer Nokton 17.5 .95 .15 ~72 43 CN 13/9 1/0 540 63×80 58 2012 900
Rokinon ED AS UMC 20 1.8 .20 FX C 13/12 2/3 520 83×113 77 ? 480
Zhongyi Mitakon Super Macro 20 2.0 .020 3.8 FX C? 6/4 230 62×60 - 2017 200
Rokinon Rokinon 21 1.4 .30 DX C 8/7 3/1 285 64×66 58 ? 360
Rokinon ED AS IF UMC 24 1.4 .25 FX C 13/12 2/4 586 83×122 77 ? 500
Zhongyi Mitakon Freewalker 24 1.7 .15 DX N 9/8 0/1 346 61.5×55 49 2016 350
Voigtländer Nokton II 25 .95 .17 ~70 43 CN 11/8 0/0 435 61×70 52 2010 800
Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 25 .95 .25 125 43 N 11/9 0/7 230 60/45 43 2017 400
Kowa Prominar 25 1.8 .25 125 43 CN 8/6 1/1 400 60×94 55 2016? 725
Rokinon ED AS UMC CS 35 1.2 .38 DX C 9/7 2/1 433 67.5×73 62 ? 450
Rokinon AS UMC 35 1.4 .30 FX C 12/10 1/2 730 83×136 77 ? 450
Handevision Ibelux 40 .85 .75 350 DX C 10/8 / 1200 74×128 67 2013 2080
Voigtländer Nokton 42.5 .95 .23 ~70 43 CN 11/8 1/1 571 64×75 58 2013 800
Zhongyi Mitakon Freewalker 42.5 1.2 .45 ~140 DX N 9/7 ? 310 60×52.5 49 2017 400
Samyang, Rokinon UMC CS 50 1.2 .50 ? DX C 9/7 2/? 375 67.5×73 62 2016 ?, 390
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 50 2.9 .25 ? FX C 3/3 0/0 200 ? 35.5 2017 1500
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primoplan 58 1.9 .60 ? FX C 5/4 0/0 200 ? 37 2017 1600
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75 1.9 .75 ? FX C 5/4 0/0 300 ? 52 2017 2000
Samyang, Rokinon AS IF UMC 85 1.4 1.0 ? FX C 9/7 1/0 565 78×99.5 72 ? 270, 270
Samyang, Rokinon ED UMC Macro 100 2.8 .30 17? FX C 15/12 0/2 725 72.5×148 67 ? 550, 500
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100 2.8 1.0 ? FX C 3/3 0/0 380 ? 52 2017 1600 [12]
Samyang, Rokinon ED UMC 135 2.0 .80 ? FX C 11/7 0/1 835 51×147 77 ? 500, 500
Tokina Reflex MF Macro 300 6.3 .88 ~36 43? - 13/11? ? 298 55×66 55 2012 -
Samyang, Rokinon Reflex ED UMC CS 300 6.3 .90 36 DX - 9/9 0/1 318 64.5×73 58 ? 270, 260 [11]
Brand Designation FL
[mm]
MxAp MFD
[m]
MFW
[mm]
Cov Ck El/Gr A/S Wgt
[g]
D×L
[mm]
Filter
[mm]
Year Price Rem.

Prime | Zoom | Manual | Total

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) or (for wider lenses) diagonal angle, degrees.
  • 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.

  • Cov — frame coverage (manual lens table only):
    • FX — full frame, 24×36 mm
    • DX — APS-C, 16×24 mm
    • 43 Micro Four Thirds
  • Ck — click-stopped aperture ring:
    • C — click-stops
    • N — no click-stops
    • CN — both (switchable)

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 seems to indicate that the zoom is operated electrically.
  • 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.

Almost all lenses by a Korean maker Samyang are also sold under another brand name, Rokinon. A few are also available as Bower products. I believe Samyang owns both these brands.

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.
  10. Fixed aperture.
  11. Also sold under Bower brand.
  12. A titanium version costs $400 extra.


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