Discontinued Micro Four Thirds Lenses

The Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system was introduced in 2008, so there are already a number of discontinued lenses, which are listed on this page. Many of these lenses were not really discontinued, but replaced by improved „mark II“ versions. Some lenses, such as the popular Lumix 12-35 mm 2.8 and 35-100 mm 2.8 zoom lenses, are already in their third generation. The current MFT lineup is listed separately.

Note that additional designations such as ASPH, Aspherical, DC, Digital, ED, EZ, IS, Mega OIS, MSC and Power OIS that are not necessary to identify a lens are omitted. Manual focus lenses are marked by an asterisk (*), purely mechanical lenses with no digital coupling to the camera are marked by a double asterisk (**).

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length.

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with characteristic distortions.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m

1.2 Wide angle lenses

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
**Kowa Prominar MFT 8.5 2.8 86 0.2 OL
**Kowa Prominar MFT 12 1.8 72 0.2 OL
Panasonic Lumix G 14 2.5 46 0.18 OL
Olympus M.Zuiko 17 2.8 37 0.20 LT, OL

1.3 Standard lenses

Lenses with a focal length around the image sensor diagonal of 22 mm, delivering very natural looking images.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Sigma DN | Art 19 2.8 46 0.20
Panasonic Lumix G 20 1.7 46 0.20
**Voigt­länder Nokton 25 0.95 52 0.17 LT, ML, OL
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 1.4 46 0.30 CL, LT, ML, OL
**Kowa Prominar MFT 25 1.8 55 0.25 OL

1.4 Telephoto lenses

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Sigma DN | Art 30 2.8 46 0.30
Sigma DN | Art 60 2.8 46 0.50 LT

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses with a small minimum focus distance and a high magnification.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length.

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18 4-5.6 52 0.25 OL

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to short telephoto.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Panasonic Lumix G X 12-35 2.8 58 0.25 LT, ML, 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, OL

2.3 Superzoom lenses

Like standard zooms, but with an approximately 10x zoom range.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Panasonic Lumix G 14-140 3.5-5.6 58 0.30 ML
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140 4-5.8 62 0.50
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150 4-5.6 58 0.50

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
mm mm m
Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100 2.8 58 0.85 LT, ML, OL
Panasonic Lumix G X II 35-100 2.8 58 0.85
Panasonic Lumix G 45-200 4-5.6 52 1.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300 4.8-6.7 58 0.90
Panasonic Lumix G 100-300 4-5.6 67 1.50
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400 4-6.3 72 1.30 CL, LT, ML, OL

3 Teleconverters

Teleconverters extend the focal length of matching macro and telephoto lenses by a certain factor.

lens focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws

References

The linked reviews are by Amateur Photographer (AP), CameraLabs (CL), DPReview (DP), FStoppers (FS), LensTip (LT), MirrorLessons (ML) and OpticalLimits (OL, formerly known as PhotoZone). LT and OL focus on laboratory testing, AP, CL, DP and ML on real world photography.