All Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Ten years after its launch in 2008, the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system offers one of the most versatile lens line-ups in the industry, with more than 50 autofocus lenses and countless manual focus lenses. This page provides an overview of all currently available or announced autofocus lenses.

For every lens, the following major characteristics are listed:

  • Focal length.
  • Maximum aperture. It has a strong influence on the light conditions in which the lens can be used, and how shallow the depth of field can be. Fast lenses also tend to be much more expensive. Green labels indicate fast lenses (> f/2), red labels indicate slow lenses (< f/4).
  • Filter size. It serves as a representative of the length, diameter and weight of the lens, which are important features for a system which was designed to be compact and portable. Green labels indicate compact lenses (filter size < 50 mm), red labels indicate big lenses (> 65 mm).
  • Minimum focus distance (MFD). It has a major influence on the magnification that can be achieved, as well as the depth of field.
  • Another interesting point is of course the price, but it is different in every market and currency. Instead, links to independent reviews are given.

The color labels should not be interpreted in a way that a lens like the Summilux 15 mm f/1.7 with two green labels is better than the Elmarit 200 mm f/2.8 with one red label. If the Elmarit had the same speed as the Summilux, the diameter of its front element would be at least 117 mm instead of 77 mm, so it is actually a rather compact lens. Color labels are therefore comparable for similar focal lengths only.

Lenses which are out of production or were replaced by updated versions are not listed.

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with purposeful strong distortions

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro Fisheye 8 1.8 n/a 0.12 CL, LT
Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8 3.5 n/a 0.10  

1.2 Wide angle lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12 1.4 62 0.20 CL, LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko 12 2 46 0.20 LT, ML, OL
Panasonic Lumix G II 14 2.5 46 0.18  
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15 1.7 46 0.20 CL, LT, ML
Sigma DC DN | C 16 1.4 67 0.25 LT
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 17 1.2 62 0.20 LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko 17 1.8 46 0.25 LT, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko 17 2.8 37 0.20 LT, OL

1.3 Standard lenses

Focal length similar to the image sensor diagonal of 21.6 mm. These lenses show the relation of foreground and background magnification more or less like the human eye.

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DN | A 19 2.8 46 0.20  
Panasonic Lumix G II 20 1.7 46 0.20  
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 25 1.2 62 0.19 LT, ML
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 1.4 46 0.30 CL, LT, ML, OL
Panasonic Lumix G 25 1.7 46 0.25 LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko 25 1.8 46 0.24 LT, ML, OL

1.4 Telephoto lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DC DN | C 30 1.4 52 0.30 LT
Sigma DN | A 30 2.8 46 0.30  
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5 1.2 67 0.50 CL, LT, ML
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5 1.7 37 0.31 CL, LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 45 1.2 62 0.50 LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko 45 1.8 37 0.50 CL, LT, MLOL
Sigma DC DN | C 56 1.4 55 0.50  
Sigma DN | A 60 2.8 46 0.50 LT
Olympus M.Zuiko 75 1.8 58 0.84 LT, MLOL
Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200 2.8 77 1.15 CL, LT
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 300 4 77 1.40 LT, ML

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses with a magnification of 1 : 2 or more

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30 2.8 46 0.11 CL, LT, ML, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko Macro 30 3.5 46 0.10 LT
Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45 2.8 46 0.15 LT, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko Macro 60 2.8 46 0.19 LT, OL

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 7-14 2.8 n/a 0.20 CL, LT, MLOL
Panasonic Lumix G 7-14 4 n/a 0.25 CL, OL
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18 2.8-4 67 0.23 CL, LT, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18 4-5.6 52 0.25 OL
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 1.7 77 tbd  

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Panasonic Lumix G 12-32 3.5-5.6 37 0.20 OL
Panasonic Lumix G X II 12-35 2.8 58 0.25  
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 12-40 2.8 62 0.20 LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50 3.5-6.3 52 0.20 LT, OL
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60 2.8-4 62 0.20 ML, OL
Panasonic Lumix G 12-60 3.5-5.6 58 0.20 LT, ML, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 12-100 4 72 0.15 LT, MLOL
Olympus M.Zuiko II R 14-42 3.5-5.6 37 0.25 OL
Panasonic Lumix G II 14-42 3.5-5.6 46 0.20 OL

2.3 Superzoom lenses

Like standard zooms, but with at least a 10x zoom range

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-200 3.5-6.3 72 0.22
Panasonic Lumix G 14-140 3.5-5.6 58 0.30 ML
Olympus M.Zuiko II 14-150 4-5.6 58 0.50 ML
Tamron Di III 14-150 3.5-5.8 52 0.50  

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Panasonic Lumix G X II 35-100 2.8 58 0.85  
Panasonic Lumix G 35-100 4-5.6 46 0.90  
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 40-150 2.8 72 0.70 CLLT, ML, OL
Olympus M.Zuiko R 40-150 4-5.6 58 0.90 OL
Panasonic Lumix G 45-150 4-5.6 52 0.90 OL
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175 4-5.6 46 0.90 OL
Panasonic Lumix G II 45-200 4-5.6 52 1.00  
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 2.8-4 67 0.75 CL, LT
Olympus M.Zuiko II 75-300 4.8-6.7 58 0.90  
Panasonic Lumix G II 100-300 4-5.6 67 1.50  
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400 4-6.3 72 1.30 CL, LT, ML
Olympus M.Zuiko Pro 150-400 4.5 tbd tbd  

*Additional designations such as ASPH, DC, Digital, ED, EZ, IS, Mega OIS, MSC and Power OIS are omitted.

References

The linked reviews are by CameraLabs (CL), LensTip (LT), MirrorLessons (ML) and OpticalLimits (OL). LT and OL focus on laboratory testing, CL and ML on real world photography.

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