The Absolute Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses 2019

/ 02:58 AM February 01, 2019

If you don’t know what the Micro Four Thirds Lenses are here’s a bit of backstory. In 2008, Olympus and Panasonic released a standard for design and development of the interchangeable mirrorless lens digital cameras and camcorders which they called the Micro Four Thirds System. This system allowed for bigger and better sensors as well as interchangeable lenses. It also allowed more control over depth-of-field. In terms of lenses it meant there were a wider array of lenses available that could work on many different cameras by using an adapter. Overall it meant more creative control and more compact cameras. We came up with the absolute best Micro Four Thirds Lenses that are must have.

Are you an avid photographer interested in a Micro Four Thirds camera lens? Well, the good news is that anyone can join this system, regardless of what camera you currently have. There are many options out there, but we’ve put together the best micro four thirds lenses your money can buy. For amateurs to professionals, whatever you’re looking to photograph, these lenses have got you covered.

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The Best Micro 4/3 Lenses for 2019

1. Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 ASPH

Leica is infamously known as being one of the best camera manufacturers out there. From performance to durability they’re at the top. And it’s no wonder their Micro Four Thirds lenses are one of the best performing lenses out there.

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This lens delivers highly sharp photos with minimal to almost not CA or distortion. It also has an optical stabilization system to reduce camera shake, Nano surface coatings to minimize flare and a manual aperture ring to adjust aperture size to your liking.

2. Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 APSH OIS

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f2.8 APSH OIS

Lumix has been making its way up in the world and has slowly become a must have among photographers. These Micro Four Thirds lenses give lots of bang for your buck and are fantastic for amateur photographers that don’t want to shell out a lot of cash.

Very compact and lightweight, this makes for a great travel lens. It features the standard 35mm format with a zoom of up to 100mm. Excellent sharpness with minimal chromatic aberrations mean that photos are clear throughout the zoom. It also has minimal distortion and no flare issues.

3. Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.2 Pro

Olympus is another well-known camera company that produces very popular items. This does mean you have to be willing to pay a little more than you normally would. These Micro Four Thirds lenses are particularly good for portraits, architecture, landscapes and close-up sports. Because of this lenses applications and cost, it’s more suited to a professional or to a photographer that intends to use it for a specific subject.

4. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 Pro

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Another of the great Micro Four Thirds lenses is this Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm. Well-built, very durable and awesome performance combine to make this lens a favorite among photographers.

The extra perk that puts this lens over the top is it’s zoom range. 40-150mm is a large range that when coupled with a fast aperture of f/2.8 makes it a truly unique lens. Apart from that, sharp image quality, low distortion and easy handling make it a fine lens. Plus, it’s got a great price tag!

5. Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS MFT

Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS MFT

Samyang may not be a company you’ve heard very often but that doesn’t mean they don’t produce some awesome of the best Micro 4/3 lenses. It has excellent optics that give great sharpness, low distortion and almost not CA. It’s even got a reasonable price tag.

This is a wide-angle lens that also doesn’t have autofocus which could put you off if you are an amateur photographer. However, if you’re looking to become professional or you already are then this is a great lens to add to your bag.

6. Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 f/0.95

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 f0.95

This is one of Voigtlander best micro 4/3 lenses. It delivers exceptional images with beautiful sharpness and minimal distortion. The shallow depth of field and fast aperture also allows you to get more creative with your photographic opportunities.

It’s built well, easy to handle and durable. It is higher on the price range, but if you are looking for a specialist lens that you can make the most out of, then this is the lens for you.

7. Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Macro

Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f2.8 ASPH Macro

Macro lenses are fantastic for getting creative with up-close images. If you’re looking to photographer bugs, leaves or other tiny items up close then this is one of the best micro 4/3 lenses you can get. It has detailed image sharpness, optical stabilization and life-size magnification for clear images at extremely close distances.

It’s compact and lightweight so you can bring it with you everywhere. And the price is extremely reasonable for such a high-quality lens!

8. Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye

Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 UMC Fisheye

Another creative lens you should think about adding to your collection is a fisheye lens. These lenses produce beautifully, unique images and with the Samyang 7.5mm Fisheye these images will be even better! Samyang Micro Four Thirds lenses are highly praised for their make and quality but the thing that really sets them apart is their price.

For a relatively low price, this lens delivers sharp images, a large depth of field and low CA (especially for a fisheye). It’s easy to handle and one of the best fisheye lenses your money can buy.

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