View Full Version : Unbelieveable range or m43 lenses

Kiwi Paul
19th January 2016, 10:01 PM
I just browsed through the WEX website looking at all the m43 lenses now available or at least awaiting stock, have a look, select "All" and just scroll through, there are some amazing lenses, cheap fisheyes, Samyang, Voightlander, Lensbaby, Lomography experimental lens kit, Sigma and of course Panasonic and Olympus.
It's quite interesting just seeing what a huge selection there is, what the quality of some of them are like remains to be seen though.

I reckon the Lomography experimental lens kit for 60 has got to be worth a dabble, even if just for the 8mm fisheye.


19th January 2016, 10:41 PM
I have a couple of Lomography lenses they are very variable items I have 4/3 fit 60mm f8 Holga lens cost about 8 I think

Here is a shot with it
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/8165278661_05d1238403_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/drxbSz)A couple of trawlers (https://flic.kr/p/drxbSz) by Alf Branch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/32457074@N07/), on Flickr

Though this is my favourite shot with it

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8165308582_f597635325_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/drxkLs)A dessicated dogfish (https://flic.kr/p/drxkLs) by Alf Branch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/32457074@N07/), on Flickr

Here is a review of a 28mm in m4/3

Holga 28mm f/8 lens for Micro 4/3 cameras Olympus OM-D - YouTube

Here is a nother review


19th January 2016, 10:47 PM
There are some very interesting lenses available. I have looked before if you want a 25mm lens (I do not) the Voigtlander f0.95 must be interesting

I find I am drawn to the Samyang 10mm f2.8 and 12 f2.0 myself.

The lensbaby stuff is also interesting.

19th January 2016, 11:27 PM
I tried out the Kiowa 8.5mm f2.8 rectilinear lens at The Photography Show last year and was very impressed. I think it's probably the best wide prime option out there. But at 750 I think the Only 7-14 is probably the better purchase.

20th January 2016, 12:15 PM
The Kowa looks like a very good lens from the test results I've seen online. However its larger, heavier, and more expensive that I'm willing to go for a wide angle rectilinear prime. The Oly is serious competition.

20th January 2016, 04:13 PM
I looked at the Lomography kit a while ago but came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth even the limited amount of money it cost.

I did buy a 25mm Holga with m4/3 mount from eBay from China for about 9.68.
It's quite fun and gives you a very retro look. It suits a square image mostly because it's so soft and dark at the edges anyway
I haven't taken it out much recently but really should as it is quite liberating to play with - you can't nail the focus so stop worrying :)

This album has my best work with it.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/15264178571_9d316fa88d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfQUuB)
Red Eye (https://flic.kr/p/pfQUuB) by
AMcUK (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcuk/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7520/15643992263_ab257e525d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pQpxSx)
Fish and Chips (https://flic.kr/p/pQpxSx) by
AMcUK (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcuk/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7467/15644010373_f0155c1d71.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pQpDfM)
Solitude (https://flic.kr/p/pQpDfM) by
AMcUK (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcuk/), on Flickr

I've now got a 17mm, 25mm, 45mm, 2 of 14-55mm and 40-150mm so I think I'm covered for now - though more choice is always good :)