Mft micro four thirds mirrorless system cameras and their relatively small, lightweight lenses let you literally take a load off. I currently have four 43 lenses and an olympus e510. One of the things the micro four thirds system is most famous for is the fact that it is based around a relatively small image sensor, especially. Quick and easy to use, the olloclip iphone 44s 3in1 lens brings interchangeable lens options to enhance photography with your iphone 44s. Epl67 and a olympus 1442ez, or a panasonic 1232, plus an olympus 40150 or if for smaller size, the panasonic 35100 f45. I also want to importantly add that your blog is the primary reason i made this shift. Ive used varying combinations of omd cameras and lenses, with my current setup being. Carmarthen cameras is a trading name of carmarthen camera centre ltd.
The best mirrorless cameras for 2020 digital trends. In 2008, olympus and panasonic announced a new system called micro four thirds, which uses the same four thirds sensor but removes the mirror box, helping to pioneer the mirrorless camera. Not only does this alternative boast a superfast f1. For me, that something has come in the form of micro four thirds cameras. The most popular being the gh series of cameras, namely the. The lens mount surrounding the sensor also appears to be a canon mount. With the micro four thirds system, more people will be able to enjoy the excitement of interchangeable lenses and. The name yn43 would also suggest a micro four thirds sensor. The best micro four thirds lenses in 2020 digital camera world. Theres been a lot of press in the past four months about the excitement of fullframe cameras.
The four thirds system is a standard created by olympus and eastman kodak for digital single lens reflex camera dslr and mirrorless camera design and development the system provides a standard that, with digital cameras and lenses available from multiple manufacturers, allows for the interchange of lenses and bodies from different manufacturers. There are a few options but if you have a weathersealed micro fourthirds camera and a weathersealed fourthirds lens, you must buy the weathersealed adapter from olympus to keep the whole system weathersealed. Olympus has officially pulled the plug on its four thirds lenses. The system with the smallest sensor the only one without an apsc sensor is the best at night. Lenses designed for mirrorless camera systems such as nikon 1 or micro four thirds often use image. When olympus and panasonic launched the micro four thirds system they offered adapters that enabled the use of regular four thirds lenses. Ive taken many fine macro closeups with 4 x 5 studio cameras, mediumformat cameras, apsc, micro four thirds, and even pointandshoot cameras. Four thirds micro four thirds benefits of micro four. Sony vs olympus mirrorless cameras apsc vs micro four thirds. Kodak and olympus initially created the fourthirds system in the dslr form. The body is getting pretty oldoutdated at this point so i was looking for a new body. Its an old bridge thats been straddling a meandering river for decades and, in that time, has become host to an assortment of rusting hardware and ancient. Nov 03, 2018 micro four thirds is a sensor size with which companies like panasonic and olympus have developed a number of very popular cameras. Micro fourthirds is a sensor size with which companies like panasonic and olympus have developed a number of very popular cameras.
Micro four thirds is the first modern digital mirrorless camera system, making its debut in late 2008. See 50 sample photos taken with the sigma 1020mm f45. These are our highestrated lenses for a range of shooting conditions. The four thirds specification defines the standard diagonal length of the 43type image sensor, suitable image circle of lens and an interface between lens and body. Because of its long history, open design, and support from multiple manufacturers, it has the largest library of cameras and lenses available of any system. Buy and sell used micro four thirds camera lenses at keh camera. That adapter will screw into this adapter, the assembly will attach to your camera, and the camera then replaces the eyepiece of your telescope. Canon eos m takes on micro four thirds, uses old lenses. Smart move, because it immediately expanded the library of available glass. In the cameras settings menu, set the option to shoot without a lens. Micro four thirds and wedding photography ming thein. Selling the lenses and buying a new set of micro 43 is not an option. We discover the joy of using vitage pentax auto 110 lenses on a micro four thirds camera. After four years spent testing more than 60 smartphone lenses, we think.
Canon has finally unveiled the canon eos m, its first mirrorless system camera, and it even uses your current lenses too. Lenses for micro four thirds are very popular because of their lower price and smaller size compared to to equivalent lens for apsc cameras. Get answers to your questions in our photography forums. I shoot fast moving pets successfully all the timebut i wouldnt even consider it without their best glass. You can use a fourthirds lens on a micro fourthirds camera with an adapter which must be purchased separately. Its very ideal for travel photographers who want to travel light. Micro four thirds for travel micro four thirds talk forum. The four thirds system is a standard created by olympus and eastman kodak for digital singlelens reflex camera dslr and mirrorless camera design and development the system provides a standard that, with digital cameras and lenses available from multiple manufacturers, allows for the interchange of lenses and bodies from different manufacturers. Micro four thirds is the best mainstream meaning crop sensor mirrorless system for night photography. Micro four thirds has always been a great platform for adapting lenses. The unanticipated benefit is compatibility with tons of lenses we all thought wed never use again. To check out the macro abilities of the olympus micro four thirds system, i headed out to an inactive train trestle i had recently discovered, about a halfhour drive from my home. The best micro four thirds lenses for 2019, from zooms to primes. Olympus and samyang offer cheaper not to mention smaller and lighter 12mm prime lenses, but the summilux is a stop brighter, sharper in the corners when wideopen and the only one thats dust and splashproof.
Sep 14, 2015 when comparing sonys alpha system to panasonic and olympuss micro four thirds m43 system, lens selection is always cited as one of the key differences. When comparing sonys alpha system to panasonic and olympuss micro four thirds m43 system, lens selection is always cited as one of the key differences. Other participants include leica camera, panasonic, fuji photo film, sigma. Jul 23, 2012 canon eos m takes on micro four thirds, uses old lenses too. The best micro four thirds lenses for 2019, from zooms to. If pro lenses would be avoided, he can have a very compact and lightweight system, e. Both panasonic and olympus mirrorless cameras are compatible with micro four. Panasonic jumped in with a new fabulous fullframe system, the lumix s1, and lumix s1r. Advantages of micro four thirds outdoor photographer. A number of manufacturers are part of the mft world, the two most notable being panasonic and olympus. That means all olympus lenses will fit panasonic lumix bodies, and all lumix lenses will fit olympus bodies. Micro fourthirds is a camera system that was developed by olympus and panasonic. If you compare the size of fullframe mirrorless cameras and lenses to.
Panasonic seems to be competing at low price points, but olympus is charging midrange dslr prices for their micro 43 cameras. Between the versatility and the stabilization, the olympus 12100mm f4 is pro is one of the best zoom lenses for the micro four thirds system, but only if you dot need a bright aperture. Four thirds micro four thirds benefits of micro four thirds. Micro four thirds for travel micro four thirds talk.
Feb 17, 2012 when olympus and panasonic launched the micro four thirds system they offered adapters that enabled the use of regular four thirds lenses. Nikon and canon finally awoke from the dead and offered their versions as well. Lighter and smaller lenses because they do not need to reproduce as large of an image onto the sensor. The moment case is a smooth and effective mounting system for our. Further, you must pair this camera with native microfour thirds lenses to get the phase detection af. Jul 12, 2019 between the versatility and the stabilization, the olympus 12100mm f4 is pro is one of the best zoom lenses for the micro four thirds system, but only if you dot need a bright aperture. Four thirds cameras require four thirds lenses, and the first camera to employ the system was the olympus e1. All mft players have agreed to support a common lens mount.
Dec 21, 2017 in fact, there are distinct benefits in using the micro four thirds system for wedding photography, which i will discuss in this article. I saw the gx85 and saw that id need an adapter to take my 43 lenses and use them on a micro 43 camera. Both panasonic and olympus mirrorless cameras are compatible with micro four thirds lenses, so there are plenty of options available. And yes, thats completely backwards from how it should be. The micro four thirds mount is a standard format, which means you can mount a panasonic lens on an olympus camera and vice versa. Yongnuo announces an odd micro four thirds camera module for. Four thirds camera lenses for panasonic for sale ebay. Lenses for micro four thirds m43 system and lenses. Canon eos m takes on micro four thirds, uses old lenses too. Back when i started with the panasonic gf1 in 2009, micro four thirds had less than 10 native lenses. Save up to 40% off retail price and get a 180day warranty. But when you buy into any camera system, lens selection is more than just another bullet point in the pros and cons list.
This will make it possible to secure compatibility among camera bodies and lenses regardless of manufacturer or model. The micro four thirds lenses give photographers a better choice than the interchangeable dslr lenses. In fact, there are distinct benefits in using the micro four thirds system for wedding photography, which i will discuss in this article. The micro four thirds system is a new standard based on combining live view shooting with the four thirds system, freeing users from the viewfinder and moving closer to an optimum balance between picture quality and compact size. Oct 15, 2018 not only does this alternative boast a superfast f1. The micro four thirds system also embodies our ongoing efforts to expand the four thirds systembased standards to meet future needs such as movie compatibility, to improve the comfort of live view shooting and to increase the usability of existing four thirds system interchangeable lenses. Designed to cover apsc sized sensors the lens offers a field of view that equates to a 37. Top best micro four thirds lenses for video in 2020.
The company unveiled two new telephoto zoom lenses for its micro four thirds system, and also updated its current 17mm optics with a new color chassis. Om four thirds lenses are very inexpensive on ebay, and i bought this adapter to economically experiment with different focal lengths for prime lenses before buying a brand new micro 43 prime lens. The best micro four thirds lenses for 2019 digital trends. Dec 16, 2019 the best micro four thirds lenses for 2020. The best lenses for portraiture, street photography, or extreme closeups.
How to clone a hard drive how to free up space on your iphone or ipad how to. Although the leica branded mft lenses are a little out of my price budget right now, i am very surprisingly wellsatisfied with the lumix 14140mm, lumix 714mm and lumix 100300mm lenses. If you have any old tmount lenses lying around, you can attach those to your micro four thirds camera via this adapter as well. The goal of micro four thirds is smaller and lighter slr cameras. Olympus has officially pulled the plug on its four thirds.
The biggest attraction of any slr camera system is the. Four thirds wide angle lenses lenshero dslr lenses. The main reason is because the em1 and its new autofocus system is capable of handling both mft and ft lenses. Its shown in one product photo with an iphone mounted to one side of it. Shoot vintage pentax 110 lenses on micro four thirds. Micro 43 cameras are in an awkward stage where an industry standard price has not been settled. For panasonic lenses, most photographers usually get the best of both worlds for micro four thirds lenses. Olympus announces new micro four thirds lenses cnet.
Is there a best format for shooting macro closeups. Why you might want to use a micro four thirds system m43. The omdm1 their top model has both focus types and would be much better suited for something like sports. Micro four thirds is the first modern digital mirrorless camera system, making its. Between 1978 and 1985 pentax sold the pentax auto 110, a miniature slr system. Dslr camera, micro four thirds, olympus, guest posts, olympus omd em5, dslr about alpha whiskey alpha whiskey has pursued his enjoyment of photography both at home in the uk and overseas, capturing scenic views from alaska to bulgaria, from iceland to california. Macro imaging with panasonic and olympus micro four thirds. The lens kit includes four lenses that cover the needs of most iphone photographers. Why i gave up on micro four thirds once and for all. With the release of the flagship omd em1, olympus put a definitive end to its four thirds dslr line and a stop to rumours predicting a new model, the e7. The telephoto power of micro four thirds natural exposures.512 779 990 992 1218 1142 1282 109 460 247 1463 485 32 158 1024 411 1138 324 328 1506 878 607 40 511 980 659 253 73 199 526 915 349 861 266 1317 654 1287 1066