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MFT Lens Lineup

Since the launch of the Panasonic G1 in 2008, the Micro Four Thirds system has been growing dynamically. Increasingly more sophisticated and feature-rich cameras have been released, and a comprehensive set of interchangeable lenses has built up. Indeed, more than 100 lenses with a native mFT mount are available by now (see the compendium table below). About 70 optics from Olympus, Panasonic, Kodak, Sigma, Tamron and YI support autofocus operation, while the manual focus lenses often serve specialty applications, such as the Nokton series of ultra-fast primes from Voigtländer, the 24mm Tilt/Shift lens from Samyang, or the 300mm mirror lens from Tokina. In addition, all the lenses that had been released for the Four Thirds system can be mounted and operated on mFT cameras with the help of an FT to MFT adapter.

Even though the lens catalog appears rather comprehensive already, it continues to expand. So what can we expect in terms of new lens releases over the coming months? Below is a roadmap of what has been rumored, is in the pipeline, or has recently been launched. Moreover, if you scroll down, you will find a table that makes it possible to compare the headline specifications of new and existing m43 lenses.

New Lenses for MFT

Aug 2019

Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH

  • Standard Prime for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.4 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 7, rounded
  • Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Filter size: 46
  • Dimensions: 55 x 63 mm (2.2 x 2.6")
  • Weight: 205 g (7.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $699
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Jun 2019

Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH

  • Wide-angle Zoom for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.7 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Filter size: 77
  • Dimensions: 128 x 88 mm (5.2 x 3.6")
  • Weight: 690 g (24.3 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,799
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Apr 2019

Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 II Power-OIS

  • Super-zoom for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/3.5 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 7, rounded
  • Construction: 14 elements in 12 groups
  • Filter size: 58
  • Dimensions: 75 x 67 mm (3.1 x 2.7")
  • Weight: 265 g (9.3 oz)
  • Launch Price: $599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Schneider-Kreuznach had joined the Four Thirds consortium in 2011 and announced that it would start producing lenses for mFT. Indeed, the company presented prototypes of three primes at the Photokina imaging fair in 2012. In particular, it promised to commercialize a Super-Angulon 14mm f/2 wide-angle lens, a Xenon 30mm f/1.4 standard prime, and a Makro-Symmar 60mm f/2.4 macro. However, in July 2015, Schneider's management reported that it would no longer pursue the development of its mFT lenses as part of a strategic re-orientation of the company.

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Carl Zeiss is another Germany-based optics manufacturer that is a member of the Four Thirds consortium. Yet to date, the company has only produced Cine lenses in MFT mount (see here on eBay). Zeiss has not excluded, though, that it might at a later time also launch products for the still photo market.

The compendium below lists all available photography lenses with a fixed mFT-mount. If a lens design is sold under different brands, it is only included once in the listing. For example, many of Samyang's optics are also sold as Rokinon, ProOptik or Walimex lenses, but are solely represented as Samyang in the table. Similarly, the Nocturnus 0.95/35mm and 0.95/42.5mm lenses by Meyer Optik Görlitz seem largely identical to the Mitakon Speedmaster optics and are in the listing covered as such.

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Headline Specifications of Micro Four Thirds Lenses
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Olympus ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PROAF n Y 79 x 106 mm 534 g 20151,299 i
 
Panasonic 7-14mm f/4AF n n 70 x 83 mm 300 g 20091,099 i
 
Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4AF 67 Y 73 x 88 mm 315 g 20171,099 i
 
Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 52 n 57 x 50 mm 155 g 2010699 i
 
Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 77 Y 88 x 128 mm 690 g 20191,799 i
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Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFTno n n 125 x 100 mm 1,600 g 20163,499 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8MF n n 45 x 26 mm 135 g 2018199 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2MF 46 n 50 x 55 mm 170 g 2017499 i
 
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC FisheyeMF n n 60 x 48 mm 190 g 2012299 i
 
Olympus ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PROAF n Y 62 x 80 mm 314 g 2015999 i
 
Panasonic FE 8mm f/3.5AF Gel n 61 x 52 mm 165 g 2010799 i
 
Peleng 8mm f/3.5 FisheyeMF n n 73 x 66 mm 370 g 2010279 i
 
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS IIMF n n 78 x 100 mm 440 g 2012329 i
 
Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8MF 86 n 72 x 87 mm 440 g 20151,199 i
 
Olympus 9mm f/8 Fish-Eye Body Cap LensMF n n 56 x 13 mm 30 g 201499 i
 
Rokinon 9mm f/8MF n n 65 x 57 mm 220 g 2014249 i
 
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CSMF n n 87 x 131 mm 620 g 2013599 i
 
Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95MF 72 n 77 x 82 mm 586 g 20141,099 i
 
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPHAF 62 Y 70 x 70 mm 335 g 20161,299 i
 
Kowa Prominar 12mm f/1.8MF 72 n 76 x 91 mm 475 g 2015999 i
 
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 MSCAF 46 n 56 x 43 mm 130 g 2011799 i
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CSMF 67 n 73 x 58 mm 255 g 2014349 i
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYEMF n n 77 x 98 mm 520 g 2014499 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-DMF n n 75 x 83 mm 609 g 2016979 i
 
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5AF 46 n 56 x 21 mm 55 g 2010399 i
 
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 IIAF 46 n 56 x 21 mm 55 g 2014399 i
 
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCMF n n 87 x 121 mm 570 g 2010399 i
 
Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 58 x 36 mm 115 g 2014599 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 MacroMF 77 n 84 x 65 mm 410 g 2015529 i
 
Olympus 15mm f/F8.0 Body Cap LensMF n n 56 x 9 mm 22 g 201249 i
 
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN ContemporaryAF 67 Y 72 x 92 mm 405 g 2017449 i
 
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CSMF 77 n 83 x 114 mm 610 g 2013399 i
 
Olympus ED 17mm F1.2 ProAF 62 Y 68 x 87 mm 390 g 20171,199 i
 
Olympus 17mm f/1.8AF 46 n 58 x 36 mm 120 g 2012499 i
 
Olympus 17mm f/2.8 PancakeAF 37 n 57 x 22 mm 71 g 2009299 i
 
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95MF 58 n 63 x 80 mm 540 g 20121,299 i
 
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DNAF 46 n 61 x 46 mm 140 g 2012199 i
 
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF 46 n 61 x 46 mm 160 g 2013199 i
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Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega-OISAF 37 n 56 x 24 mm 70 g 2013439 i
 
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OISAF 58 Y 74 x 68 mm 305 g 20121,299 i
 
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF 58 Y 74 x 68 mm 305 g 2017999 i
 
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PROAF 62 Y 70 x 84 mm 382 g 2013999 i
 
Yi 12-40mm f/3.5-5.6AF 49 n 58 x 63 mm 170 g 2016149 i
 
Kodak 12-45mm f/3.5-6.3 ASPH EDAF 49 n 58 x 63 mm 183 g 201499 i
 
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZAF 52 Y 57 x 83 mm 211 g 2011499 i
 
Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Power OISAF 62 Y 68 x 86 mm 320 g 2017999 i
 
Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OISAF 58 Y 66 x 71 mm 210 g 2016499 i
 
Olympus ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PROAF 72 Y 78 x 117 mm 561 g 20161,299 i
 
Olympus ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3AF 72 Y 78 x 100 mm 455 g 2019899 i
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6AF 40.5 n 62 x 44 mm 150 g 2009199 i
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II MSCAF 37 n 57 x 50 mm 112 g 2010199 i
 
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OISAF 52 n 61 x 64 mm 165 g 2010199 i
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II RAF 37 n 57 x 50 mm 112 g 2011299 i
 
Panasonic PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OIS XAF 37 n 61 x 27 mm 95 g 2011399 i
 
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS IIAF 46 n 56 x 49 mm 110 g 2013249 i
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZAF 37 n 61 x 23 mm 91 g 2014249 i
 
Panasonic 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 OISAF 52 n 60 x 60 mm 195 g 2008349 i
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OISAF 58 n 67 x 75 mm 265 g 2013699 i
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 II Power-OISAF 58 Y 67 x 75 mm 265 g 2019599 i
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OISAF 62 n 70 x 84 mm 460 g 2009849 i
 
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di IIIAF 52 n 64 x 80 mm 285 g 2014589 i
 
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 58 n 64 x 83 mm 260 g 2010599 i
 
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 IIAF 58 Y 64 x 83 mm 285 g 2015599 i
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 26 mm 100 g 2009399 i
 
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 26 mm 87 g 2013429 i
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMCMF 77 n 83 x 113 mm 520 g 2016599 i
 
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CSMF 58 n 64 x 66 mm 285 g 2015499 i
 
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMCMF 77 n 83 x 122 mm 585 g 2011599 i
 
Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7MF 49 n 62 x 55 mm 246 g 2014349 i
 
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/ShiftMF 82 n 86 x 134 mm 730 g 2012999 i
 
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95MF 52 n 58 x 70 mm 410 g 20101,125 i
 
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 IIMF 52 n 61 x 70 mm 435 g 2014949 i
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95MF 43 n 60 x 45 mm 230 g 2015399 i
 
Meike 25mm f/0.95MF 55 n 64 x 101 mm 540 g 2016659 i
 
Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PROAF 62 Y 70 x 87 mm 410 g 20161,199 i
 
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 55 mm 200 g 2011599 i
 
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 II ASPHAF 46 Y 63 x 55 mm 205 g 2019699 i
 
Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 61 x 52 mm 125 g 2015249 i
 
Olympus 25mm f/1.8AF 46 n 56 x 41 mm 136 g 2014399 i
 
Kowa Prominar 25mm f/1.8MF 55 n 60 x 94 mm 400 g 2015899 i
 
Meike 28mm f/2.8MF 49 n 60 x 29 mm 102 g 201689 i
 
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN CAF 52 n 65 x 73 mm 265 g 2016339 i
 
Yasuhara Nanoha x5 f/11 Macrono n n 61 x 84 mm 310 g 2011499 i
 
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DNAF 47 n 61 x 39 mm 135 g 2012199 i
 
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF 46 n 61 x 41 mm 140 g 2013199 i
 
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Mega OIS MacroAF 46 n 59 x 64 mm 180 g 2015399 i
 
Olympus ED 30mm f/3.5 MacroAF 46 n 57 x 60 mm 128 g 2016299 i
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Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OISAF 58 Y 67 x 100 mm 360 g 20121,499 i
 
Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF 58 Y 67 x 100 mm 357 g 20171,099 i
 
Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 ASPH Mega OISAF 46 n 56 x 50 mm 135 g 2014399 i
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 ProAF 72 Y 79 x 160 mm 880 g 20141,499 i
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 58 n 64 x 86 mm 190 g 2010329 i
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 RAF 58 n 64 x 86 mm 190 g 2011329 i
 
Kodak 42.5-160mm f/3.9-5.9AF 49 n 59 x 80 mm 205 g 2014149 i
 
Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 52 n 62 x 73 mm 200 g 2012299 i
 
Panasonic PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 Power-OIS XAF 46 n 62 x 90 mm 210 g 2011449 i
 
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 52 n 70 x 100 mm 380 g 2008349 i
 
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF 52 Y 70 x 100 mm 370 g 2017449 i
 
Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Power-OISAF 67 Y 76 x 132 mm 655 g 20181,699 i
 
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 MSCAF 58 n 70 x 116 mm 430 g 2010899 i
 
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 IIAF 58 n 69 x 117 mm 423 g 2013549 i
 
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 67 n 74 x 126 mm 520 g 2010599 i
 
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF 67 Y 74 x 126 mm 520 g 2017649 i
 
Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Power-OISAF 72 Y 83 x 172 mm 985 g 20161,499 i
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Panasonic 12.5mm f/12 3DAF n n 57 x 21 mm 45 g 2010249 i
 
Jackar Snapshooter 34mm f/1.8MF 37 n 48 x 53 mm 145 g 2012190 i
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95MF 58 n 64 x 82 mm 680 g 2013749 i
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CSMF 62 n 68 x 73 mm 426 g 2016499 i
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMCMF 77 n 83 x 136 mm 730 g 2011599 i
 
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7MF 37 n 56 x 40 mm 300 g 2010139 i
 
Meike 35mm f/1.7MF 49 n 61 x 41 mm 176 g 201689 i
 
Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85MF 67 n 74 x 128 mm 1,200 g 20142,080 i
 
Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95MF 58 n 64 x 75 mm 571 g 2013999 i
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 42.5mm f/1.2MF 49 n 60 x 53 mm 310 g 2014359 i
 
Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 OISAF 67 n 74 x 77 mm 425 g 20141,599 i
 
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH Power OISAF 37 n 55 x 50 mm 130 g 2015399 i
 
Yi 42.5mm f/1.8AF 49 n 57 x 61 mm 120 g 2016249 i
 
Olympus ED 45mm F1.2 ProAF 62 Y 70 x 85 mm 410 g 20171,199 i
 
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 MSCAF 37 n 56 x 46 mm 116 g 2011399 i
 
Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OIS MacroAF 46 n 63 x 63 mm 225 g 2009899 i
 
SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 HyperprimeMF 62 n 65 x 80 mm 490 g 20131,199 i
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CSMF 62 n 68 x 73 mm 385 g 2015549 i
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 n 82 x 100 mm 555 g 2014499 i
 
Photex MC 50mm f/2 Tilt-ShiftMF 46 n 63 x 58 mm 270 g 2010265 i
 
Meike 50mm f/2.0MF 49 n 61 x 41 mm 188 g 201689 i
 
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN CAF 55 Y 67 x 58 mm 265 g 2018479 i
 
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6MF 62 n 72 x 94 mm 400 g 2015499 i
 
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 MacroAF 46 Y 56 x 82 mm 186 g 2012499 i
 
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF 46 n 61 x 56 mm 190 g 2013239 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 MacroMF 62 n 70 x 95 mm 503 g 2014429 i
 
Olympus 75mm f/1.8AF 58 n 64 x 69 mm 305 g 2012899 i
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMCMF 72 n 78 x 100 mm 565 g 2013399 i
 
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8MF 67 n 76 x 89 mm 530 g 2017499 i
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.8MF 62 n 68 x 81 mm 344 g 2018399 i
 
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACROMF 67 n 73 x 148 mm 725 g 2015599 i
 
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0MF 67 n 76 x 99 mm 745 g 2016729 i
 
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMCMF 77 n 82 x 147 mm 840 g 2015599 i
 
Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Power-OISAF 77 Y 88 x 174 mm 1,245 g 20172,999 i
 
Olympus 300mm f/4 IS ProAF 77 Y 93 x 227 mm 1,475 g 20162,499 i
 
Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 MF MacroMF 55 n 55 x 66 mm 298 g 2012369 i
 
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CSMF 58 n 65 x 73 mm 310 g 2013299 i
 
Kodak 400mm f/6.7 FieldscopeMF 67 n 70 x 292 mm 640 g 2014199 i

Because of the relatively short flange-focal distance of MFT, lenses produced for many other mounts can be used on mFT-cameras via suitable adapters. The latter can be readily found on eBay. However, when using legacy lenses on mFT, one often looses out on some of the key advantages of the system, notably the compact size and light weight of native lenses.

Further Reading

Even though both Olympus and Panasonic adhere to the MFT standard, there are some compatibility issues that you might want to be aware of when using Olympus lenses on Panasonic bodies or vice versa. Micro Four Thirds cameras can also use the earlier Four Thirds lenses. However, in order to mount these lenses an adapter is required.

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