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SteffB
6th October 2012, 07:16 PM
Not to cluded up on all things Olympus.

Just purchased the OM-D EM5 and was wondering about the quality of the 4/3 lenses versus the what seem more expensive M43 versions.

Any bargains to lookout for... Ones to avoid.

This has probably been done to death so I'll apologise in advance.

Regards..... And thanks in advance.

tomphotofx
6th October 2012, 09:20 PM
Hi I can recommend the Olympus 45mm F1.8 on sale from Amazon for 229.

Here is a review,

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/olympus-mzuiko-45mm-f18-review-petaling.html

All the best.

Tom

OlyPaul
7th October 2012, 06:24 AM
If you have started in just micro FT then personally I would avoid FT lenses and concentrate on building your MTF lens collection.

David Morison
7th October 2012, 06:27 AM
If you have started in just micro FT then personally I would avoid FT lenses and concentrate on building your MTF lens collection.

Agreed except for the 4/3 Leica 14-150mm - magic!!

David

Ulfric M Douglas
7th October 2012, 08:04 AM
Any bargains to lookout for... Ones to avoid.

Luckily there aren't any to avoid.
4/3rds lenses all focus slowly on micro4/3rds bodies, some slower than others.
All are optically good, some superb.

Bargains ; mZuiko 45mm m4/3rds, mZuiko 40-150 m4/3rds, Lumix 14-45 m4/3rds.

I get a lot of use out of my older 4/3rds 40-150 MkI too.

SteffB
7th October 2012, 09:24 AM
Thanks all.

Had just noticed the difference in price.... I knew about the AF changes.
Was looking to get a few to experiment.

Paul19
7th October 2012, 11:08 PM
Instead of paying out money to 'experiment' I would put that money (and the cost of an adaptor) into m4/3 lenses. Like the 4/3 lenses the m4/3 are all Zuiko and suggest you slowly build up a set that are custom made for the beautiful camera you have.

David Morison
8th October 2012, 06:14 AM
Unfortunately while there is now a good range of fast primes available in the wide angle/short telephoto range there is no sign of any fast super telephoto primes on the horizon. This may be because the size and weight of such lenses would nullify the compactness of the m4/3 ethos.

David

Paul19
8th October 2012, 06:35 AM
Possibly, but more likely as R&D then manufacture has taken 3 years to get to this point, they can now move on to R&D of prime long telephoto lens. Will be interesting to look at the line up in another 3 years time.