The Ultimate Micro 4/3 Lens List

A list of every micro four thirds lens.There are so many great lenses for the micro four thirds camera system that the only way to not make my brain explode was to create an organized MFT M43 lens list. 

 

 


Micro 4/3 Lens Buying Guide


Before I get into the list I want to say there are a few ways to say Micro Four Thirds that the photography world likes to use. There is MFT, M43 and Micro 4/3. Those are the three most popular. I’ll use them interchangeably.

I’ve sorted the MFT / M43 lens list by Primes, Zooms, Auto, and Manual and have included the 35mm field of view equivalent. 

One thing to also keep in mind when using micro four thirds, is that the image compression will look and feel like that of the original lens design. In other words, a 100mm lens on a full frame camera will have the same compression as a 100mm lens on a micro four thirds camera, the difference is the micro four thirds lens produces a 2x crop causing the field of view to change to 200mm. This is more important when considering the distortion of ultra wide lenses since the angle of view of a lens will produce the same qualities regardless of crop.

 

M43 Olympus Lenses

 

Olympus M43 Zoom Lenses – Full Auto

A list of all the Olympus MFT zoom lenses still available on the market.

Lenses Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-f5.618-36mmØ52mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro24-80mmØ62mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-f6.3 EZ24-100mmØ52mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ28-84mmØ37mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 EZ28-84mmØ37mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 II R28-84mmØ37mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-f5.628-300mmØ58mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-f5.6 II28-300mmØ58mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 Pro80-300mmØ72mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-f5.680-300mmØ58mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-f5.6 R80-300mmØ58mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-f6.7150-600mmØ58mm –
M. Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-f6.7 II150-600mmØ58mmAmazon

 

Olympus M43 Prime Lenses – Full Auto

This is the list of all of the Olympus Prime MFT lenses.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.024mmØ46mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.834mmØ46mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.834mmØ37mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 25mm f1.850mmØ46mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.890mmØ37mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8150mmØ58mmAmazon
M. Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4 Pro600mmØ77mmAmazon

 

Olympus M43 Macro

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro120mmØ46mmAmazon

 

 

M43 Panasonic Lenses

 

Panasonic MFT Zoom Lenses – Full Auto

A list of all of Panasonics M43 Zoom Lenses that are still on the market.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4.0 ASPH14-28mm*No FilterAmazon
Lumix 12-60mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH POWER OIS24-120mmØ58mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS24-64mmØ37mmAmazon
Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH POWER OIS24-70mmØ58mmAmazon
Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 II ASPH POWER OIS *new24-70mmØ58mm
Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f2.8-4 ASPH, POWER OIS *new24-120mmØ62mm
Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS28-84mmØ37mmAmazon
Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH POWER OIS28-84mmØ37mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 II ASPH MEGA OIS28-84mmØ46mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS28-90mmØ52mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f3.5-f5.6 ASPH POWER OIS28-280mmØ52mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-f5.8 MEGA OIS28-280mmØ62mmAmazon
Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f2.8 POWER OIS70-200mmØ58mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f4-f5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS70-200mmØ46mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-f5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS90-300mmØ52mmAmazon
Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f4.0-f5.6 ASPH POWER OIS90-350mmØ46mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f4.0-f5.6 MEGA OIS90-400mmØ52mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f4.0-f5.6 MEGA OIS200-600mmØ67mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f4-f5.6 II POWER OIS *new200-600mmØ67mm
Lumix G Vario 100-400mm f4.0-f6.3200-800mmØ72mmAmazon

 

Panasonic M43 Prime Lenses – Full Auto

A list of all of the Panasonic MFT Prime Lenses.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f3.515mmRearAmazon
Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm f1.4 ASPH24mmØ62mmAmazonAdorama
Lumix G 14mm f2.5 II ASPH28mmØ46mmAmazon / Adorama
Leica DG Summilux 15mm f1.7 ASPH30mmØ46mmAmazon
Lumix G Vario 20mm f1.7 II ASPH40mmØ46mmAmazon
Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH50mmØ46mmAmazon
Lumix G 25mm f1.7 ASPH50mmØ46mmAdorama
Lumix G 30mm f2.8 Macro ASPH MEGA OIS60mmØ46mmAmazon
Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 ASPH POWER OIS85mmØ67mmAmazon
Lumix G 42.5 f1.7 ASPH POWER OIS85mmØ37mmAmazon

 

Panasonic M43 Macro

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS90mmØ46mmAmazon

 

Panasonic 3D Lenses

The Panasonic 3d M43 lens looks fun. Kind of a gimick and it’s not fast at all, but I bet it’s fun to play with. I imagine they made this hoping 3d TV’s would do better than they have.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Lumix G 12.5mm f12 3D65mm*NoneAmazon

 

 

Tamron M43 Lenses

Tamron M43 Zoom – Full Auto

Surprisingly this is the only Tamron MFT lens I could find.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-f5.8 Di III28-300mmØ52mmAmazon

 

Sigma M43 Lenses

Sigma M43 Primes – Full Auto

Sigma has a few great options for the micro four thirds system.

Lens Name35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Sigma 19mm f2.8 DN38mmØ46mmAmazon
Sigma 19mm f2.8 EX DN38mmØ46mmAmazon
Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN60mmØ52mm
Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN60mmØ46mmAmazon
Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN60mmØ46mmAmazon
Sigma 60mm f2.8 DN120mmØ46mmAmazon

 

 

Samyang / Rokinon M43 Lenses

Samyang / Rokinon  Primes – Full Manual

Lens Name35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 UMC Fisheye CS15mmAdorama
Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye16mmAdorama
Rokinon 9mm f8 Fisheye16mmAdorama
Rokinon 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS20mmAdorama
Rokinon 12mm f2.024mmØ67mmAdorama
Rokinon 12mm f2.2 NCS CS24mmØ67mmAdorama
Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC28mmAdorama
Rokinon 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS32mmØ77mmAdorama
Rokinon 21mm f1.4 (Black) Silver also available42mmØ58mmAdorama
Rokinon 24mm f1.448mmØ77mmAdorama
Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for Olympus48mmØ77mmAdorama
Rokinon 35mm f1.470mmØ77mmAdorama
Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (Black) Silver also available100mmØ62mmAdorama
Rokinon 85mm f1.4170mmØ72mmAdorama
Rokinon 100mm f2.8200mmØ67mmAdorama
Rokinon 300mm Reflex f6.3600mmAdorama

 

Samyang / Rokinon Micro43 Macro

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro200mmAmazonAdorama

 

 

Kowa M43 Lenses

Kowa M43 Primes – Full Manual

Kowa is a Japanese company that makes scopes, binoculars, accessories etc. But they also make some decent MFT lenses.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f2.817mmAmazon
Kowa Prominar 12mm f1.824mmØ72mm
Kowa Prominar 25mm f1.850mmØ55mm

 

 

Voigtlander / Cosina M43 Lenses

Voigtlander M43 Primes – Full Manual

If you’re an E-Mount or Lecia shooter you’ve probably heard the hype. These lense are actually fantastic for the price. Voigtlander also makes their primes in a MFT mount. They are worth checking out.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Nokton 10.5mm f0.9521mmcoming soon
Nokton 17.5mm f0.9535mmØ58mmAmazon
Nokton 25mm f0.95 Type II50mmØ52mm
Nokton 25mm f0.9550mmØ52mmAmazon
Nokton 42.5mm f0.9585mmØ58mmAmazon

Meike M43 Lenses

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Meike 25mm f0.9550mmØ49mmAmazon
Meike 28mm f2.856mmØ49mmAmazon
Meike 35mm f1.770mmØ49mmAmazon
Meike 50mm f2100mmØ49mmAmazon

 

Mitakon M43 Lenses

Mitakon M43 Primes – Full Manual

Some people like Mitakon lenses because of how fast they are, but from what I’ve seen, optically they are only so-so. Here is a list of the MFT Mitakon prime lenses.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Mitakon 24mm f1.748mmØ49mmAmazon
Mitakon 35mm f0.9570mmØ58mmAmazon
Mitakon 42.5mm f1.285mmØ49mmAmazon

 

 

Tokina M43 Lenses

Tokina MFT Primes – Full Manual

There are a few Tokina micro four third lenses out there. A Cinema ultra wide zoom and a tele. A little pricey though.

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.022-32mmØ77mm
Tokina Reflex 300mm f6.3 MF Macro600mmØ55mmAmazon

Yasuhara M43 Lenses

Yasuhara Nanoha M43 Macro

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Yashuhara 11-19mm Lens 4:1 to 5:122-38mm*None

 

 

Tilt Lenses

Lensbaby Tilts

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Composer Pro with Sweet 35 OpticsØ46mmAmazon
Composer Pro with Sweet 50 OpticsØ46mmAmazon

 

 

Photex Tilt Shift Lens

Lens Names35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Photex 50mm f/2 Tilt Shift Lens100mmØ52mm

 

Cinema Lenses

Zeiss Compact Primes

The Cinema Primes listed here are 35mm lenses with the Micro Four Thirds Mount and the mounts are interchangeable. A great investment. They also come in two version, one where the measurements are in metric and the other is in feet. Some lenses don’t have a specification as to what they are. I’ve tried to list them in feet.

I haven’t used the standard compact primes but I have used the Zeiss Super Speeds on a feature I shot a few years ago. They are amazing. We rented a set to use with the Red. Great little lenses.

Lens Name35mm EquivFiltersOrder
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm T2.9 Distagon T* (ft)30mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 18mm T3.6 CF Distagon T*36mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 21mm T2.9 CF Distagon T* (ft)42mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 25mm T2.1 CF T* (ft)50mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 28mm T2.1 CF Distagon T*56mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 35mm T1.5 Distagon T* (ft)60mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 35mm T2.1 CF Distagon T* (ft)60mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm T1.5 Distagon T* (ft)100mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm T2.1 CF Planar T*100mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm T2.1 Makro-Planar T*100mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 85mm T2.1 Planar T*170mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 85mm T1.5 Super Speed T* (ft)170mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 100mm T2.1 CF Planar T*200mmAdorama
Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 135mm T2.1 Distagon T* (ft)270mmAdorama

There are also some Zeiss Cinema Zoom lenses too but if you have $20,000 for a lens I doubt you’ll be working with M43 so I won’t bother listing them.

 

SLR Magic Anamorphic Lenses Adapter

The Anamorphic Adapter lens has a front filter of 77mm and a rear filter thread of 62mm. It comes with a set of 58mm, 52mm, 49mm step up rings.

SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x 50 Lenses – (Adorama)

 

 

Accessories

 

Speed Boosters

The speed boosters allow you to adapter larger lenses such as Nikon or Canon into the MFT format. The advantage is, you gain about a stop of light plus you maintain closer field of view of the lens you’re using.

Metabones probably makes the best but they’ve been continuing to raise their prices over the years. Annoying, I know.

Metabones Nikon G to MFT – (Amazon)

Metabones Nikon G to Black Magic Pocket – (Amazon)

Metabones Canon EF to MFT S Version – (Amazon)

Metabones Canon EF to Black Magic Pocket – (Amazon)

Metabones Canon FD to MFT – (Amazon)

Metabones Olympus OM to MFT – (Amazon)

Metabones Contarex to MFT – (Amazon)

Metabones Rollei QBM to MFT – (Amazon)

 

Mitakon is probably the best bang for your buck if you have manual lenses. But you’re limited on your options and they will not work on the Black Magic Pocket.

Mitakon Lens Turbo Mark I Canon EF to MFT – (Adorama)

Mitakon Lens Turbo Mark I Nikon AI / AI-S – (Adorama)

 

Adapters

Novoflex Adapter are great quality. These will require full manual lenses with a manual aperture ring. The exception is the Nikon.

Novoflex Nikon to MFT – (Amazon)

Novoflex Leica M to MFT – (Amazon)

Novoflex Olympus OM to MFT – (Amazon)

Novoflex Canon FD to MFT – (Amazon)

 

The Fotasy aren’t good quality so I won’t list them.

 

There is another brand called Big-IS, but they can be hard to find.