Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has added M42, Canon FD and Minolta MD lens adapters to its second-generation Lens Turbo lineup for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Like Metabones' Speedboosters, the adapters shorten the effective focal length, increasing the F-number by one stop and partially negating the crop factor. Show More Summary
Olympus and Panasonic have long been expanding Micro Four Thirds’ lens selection, and at CES 2016, the former introduced a new 300mm F4 to fill an important gap for wildlife and sports photographers. It’s one of Olympus’ Pro-series lenses, meaning an all-metal construction and professional-grade weather sealing. Show More Summary
Panasonic aims to bring cinema-style video techniques into the hands of more users with a new high-end camcorder introduced at CES. The company also introduced a pair of advanced compact cameras and a new 100-400mm f/4-6.3 telephoto lens–the longest focal length available for the Micro Four Thirds system. Show More Summary
Its 300mm f4 IS Pro sounds great for birders and sports photographers who shoot Micro Four Thirds.
Though small by dSLR standards, its new pro 300mm lens is pretty big for a system used to more compact lenses.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS Pro The weather-sealed M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS Pro is the latest in the company's range of high-end 'Pro' lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system and the fifth such lens to date. Like the...Show More Summary
The company debuts a relatively compact 100-400mm Micro Four Thirds lens at CES 2016.
Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 lens Panasonic has just announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 Leica DG Vario-Elmar lens for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras. We'veShow More Summary
Panasonic is adding a high-end super telephoto zoom lens to the Micro Four Thirds lineup: the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH. This lens has the longest focal length of any MFT lens, and Panasonic promises fast autofocus thanks...Show More Summary
As announced on Friday, Panasonic has just released new firmware that enables a post-capture refocusing feature in some of its cameras that run 4K video on a Micro Four Thirds sensor. We got hold of a pre-release copy of the firmware and have been able to try it out on the Lumix DMC-GX8 body. Read more
The $500 E-M10 is the entry level model in Olympus’s respected OM-D range. It has a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor that they claim can compete with the larger sensors found in entry level DSLRs. The model I reviewed came with the 14–42mm, f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Power Zoom Pancake kit lens, available now from Amazon for $500. Show More Summary
Chinese lens manufacturer Shenyang Zhongyi Optics has redesigned the optical construction of is Turbo Adapter that allows Micro Four Thirds users to mount Nikon and Canon lenses to their cameras. The details are slight, but the company...Show More Summary
Chinese optics company Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic has announced that it is adding a super-fast standard lens to its range designed for the Micro Four Thirds system. The new 25mm lens features a maximum aperture of F0.95 but has a very small and lightweight body. Read more
DJI still has a pretty tough grip on the camera drone market, and now they have a new micro four thirds camera line to go with their unmanned airborne vehicles. The Zenmuse X5 shoots 4K video up to 30 FPS—4096 x 2160 at 24 fps or 3840 x 2160 at 25 fps. Show More Summary
This has to be the week of DJI. After announcing their auto flight modes and a new set of drones, the company has announced a critical upgrade to their Inspire line – 2 new Micro Four Thirds cameras that can be mounted on the drones as a hardware upgrade: the Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R cameras for [...]Show More Summary
DJI has introduced the 16-MP Zenmuse X5 and X5R, which are the first Micro Four Thirds cameras made for commercial aerial imaging.
Drone maker DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are built around 16MP Four Thirds sensors, are compatible with a handful of small Micro Four Thirds lenses and can be flown on the company's Inspire 1 drones. Read more
DJI, the largest drone manufacturer in the world, announced two new cameras for its high-end Inspire drone. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are the first micro four thirds cameras designed specifically for aerial use and will offer drone pilots 13 stops of dynamic range, 16 megapixel resolution and the ability to shoot 24fps and 30fps 4k video. Read More
Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more
via M43: I’ve already reviewed the sharpest lenses for Micro 4/3, the best lenses under $500, as well as portrait lenses. Today, I’m not only going to combine all that information, but I’ll adding much more information that will help you find your next lens for Micro Four Thirds. Let’s first state that “best” is […] ?