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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

panasonic leica 25mm 14 ii
  • 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

panasonic leica 10 25mm
  • 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

panasonic 14 140mm 35 56 ii
  • 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.

Schneider-MFT
Prototypes of Schneider lenses for MFT[schneider]

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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Micro Four Thirds Lenses
#  Lens
Designation
Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
1
 
Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFTnonn125 x 100 mm1,600 g20163,499amazon.com
2
 
Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8MFnn45 x 26 mm135 g2018199amazon.com
3
 
Olympus ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PROAFnY79 x 106 mm534 g20151,299amazon.com
4
 
Panasonic 7-14mm f/4AFnn70 x 83 mm300 g20091,099amazon.com
5
 
Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2MF46n50 x 55 mm170 g2017499amazon.com
6
 
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC FisheyeMFnn60 x 48 mm190 g2012299amazon.com
7
 
Olympus ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PROAFnY62 x 80 mm314 g2015999amazon.com
8
 
Panasonic FE 8mm f/3.5AFGeln61 x 52 mm165 g2010799amazon.com
9
 
Peleng 8mm f/3.5 FisheyeMFnn73 x 66 mm370 g2010279amazon.com
10
 
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS IIMFnn78 x 100 mm440 g2012329amazon.com
11
 
Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4AF67Y73 x 88 mm315 g20171,099amazon.com
12
 
Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8MF86n72 x 87 mm440 g20151,199amazon.com
13
 
Olympus 9mm f/8 Fish-Eye Body Cap LensMFnn56 x 13 mm30 g201499amazon.com
14
 
Rokinon 9mm f/8MFnn65 x 57 mm220 g2014249amazon.com
15
 
Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF52n57 x 50 mm155 g2010699amazon.com
16
 
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CSMFnn87 x 131 mm620 g2013599amazon.com
17
 
Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPHAF77Y88 x 128 mm690 g20191,799amazon.com
18
 
Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95MF72n77 x 82 mm586 g20141,099amazon.com
19
 
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPHAF62Y70 x 70 mm335 g20161,299amazon.com
20
 
Kowa Prominar 12mm f/1.8MF72n76 x 91 mm475 g2015999amazon.com
21
 
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 MSCAF46n56 x 43 mm130 g2011799amazon.com
22
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CSMF67n73 x 58 mm255 g2014349amazon.com
23
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYEMFnn77 x 98 mm520 g2014499amazon.com
24
 
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-DMFnn75 x 83 mm609 g2016979amazon.com
25
 
Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega-OISAF37n56 x 24 mm70 g2013439amazon.com
26
 
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OISAF58Y74 x 68 mm305 g20121,299ebay.com
27
 
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF58Y74 x 68 mm305 g2017999amazon.com
28
 
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PROAF62Y70 x 84 mm382 g2013999amazon.com
29
 
Yi 12-40mm f/3.5-5.6AF49n58 x 63 mm170 g2016149amazon.com
30
 
Kodak 12-45mm f/3.5-6.3 ASPH EDAF49n58 x 63 mm183 g201499amazon.com
31
 
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZAF52Y57 x 83 mm211 g2011499amazon.com
32
 
Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Power OISAF62Y68 x 86 mm320 g2017999amazon.com
33
 
Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OISAF58Y66 x 71 mm210 g2016499amazon.com
34
 
Olympus ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PROAF72Y78 x 117 mm561 g20161,299amazon.com
35
 
Olympus ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3AF72Y78 x 100 mm455 g2019899amazon.com
36
 
Panasonic 12.5mm f/12 3DAFnn57 x 21 mm45 g2010249amazon.com
37
 
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5AF46n56 x 21 mm55 g2010399ebay.com
38
 
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 IIAF46n56 x 21 mm55 g2014399amazon.com
39
 
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCMFnn87 x 121 mm570 g2010399amazon.com
40
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6AF40.5n62 x 44 mm150 g2009199ebay.com
41
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II MSCAF37n57 x 50 mm112 g2010199ebay.com
42
 
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OISAF52n61 x 64 mm165 g2010199ebay.com
43
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II RAF37n57 x 50 mm112 g2011299amazon.com
44
 
Panasonic PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OIS XAF37n61 x 27 mm95 g2011399amazon.com
45
 
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS IIAF46n56 x 49 mm110 g2013249amazon.com
46
 
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZAF37n61 x 23 mm91 g2014249amazon.com
47
 
Panasonic 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 OISAF52n60 x 60 mm195 g2008349amazon.com
48
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OISAF58n67 x 75 mm265 g2013699amazon.com
49
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 II Power-OISAF58Y67 x 75 mm265 g2019599amazon.com
50
 
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OISAF62n70 x 84 mm460 g2009849ebay.com
51
 
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di IIIAF52n64 x 80 mm285 g2014589amazon.com
52
 
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF58n64 x 83 mm260 g2010599ebay.com
53
 
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 IIAF58Y64 x 83 mm285 g2015599amazon.com
54
 
Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 ASPHAF46n58 x 36 mm115 g2014599amazon.com
55
 
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 MacroMF77n84 x 65 mm410 g2015529amazon.com
56
 
Olympus 15mm f/F8.0 Body Cap LensMFnn56 x 9 mm22 g201249amazon.com
57
 
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN ContemporaryAF67Y72 x 92 mm405 g2017449amazon.com
58
 
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CSMF77n83 x 114 mm610 g2013399amazon.com
59
 
Olympus ED 17mm F1.2 ProAF62Y68 x 87 mm390 g20171,199amazon.com
60
 
Olympus 17mm f/1.8AF46n58 x 36 mm120 g2012499amazon.com
61
 
Olympus 17mm f/2.8 PancakeAF37n57 x 22 mm71 g2009299amazon.com
62
 
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95MF58n63 x 80 mm540 g20121,299amazon.com
63
 
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DNAF46n61 x 46 mm140 g2012199ebay.com
64
 
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF46n61 x 46 mm160 g2013199amazon.com
65
 
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPHAF46n63 x 26 mm100 g2009399ebay.com
66
 
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II ASPHAF46n63 x 26 mm87 g2013429amazon.com
67
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMCMF77n83 x 113 mm520 g2016599amazon.com
68
 
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CSMF58n64 x 66 mm285 g2015499amazon.com
69
 
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMCMF77n83 x 122 mm585 g2011599amazon.com
70
 
Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7MF49n62 x 55 mm246 g2014349amazon.com
71
 
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/ShiftMF82n86 x 134 mm730 g2012999amazon.com
72
 
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95MF52n58 x 70 mm410 g20101,125ebay.com
73
 
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 IIMF52n61 x 70 mm435 g2014949amazon.com
74
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95MF43n60 x 45 mm230 g2015399amazon.com
75
 
Meike 25mm f/0.95MF55n64 x 101 mm540 g2016659amazon.com
76
 
Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PROAF62Y70 x 87 mm410 g20161,199amazon.com
77
 
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 ASPHAF46n63 x 55 mm200 g2011599amazon.com
78
 
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 II ASPHAF46Y63 x 55 mm205 g2019699amazon.com
79
 
Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 ASPHAF46n61 x 52 mm125 g2015249amazon.com
80
 
Olympus 25mm f/1.8AF46n56 x 41 mm136 g2014399amazon.com
81
 
Kowa Prominar 25mm f/1.8MF55n60 x 94 mm400 g2015899amazon.com
82
 
Meike 28mm f/2.8MF49n60 x 29 mm102 g201689amazon.com
83
 
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN CAF52n65 x 73 mm265 g2016339amazon.com
84
 
Yasuhara Nanoha x5 f/11 Macrononn61 x 84 mm310 g2011499amazon.com
85
 
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DNAF47n61 x 39 mm135 g2012199ebay.com
86
 
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF46n61 x 41 mm140 g2013199amazon.com
87
 
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Mega OIS MacroAF46n59 x 64 mm180 g2015399amazon.com
88
 
Olympus ED 30mm f/3.5 MacroAF46n57 x 60 mm128 g2016299amazon.com
89
 
Jackar Snapshooter 34mm f/1.8MF37n48 x 53 mm145 g2012190amazon.com
90
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95MF58n64 x 82 mm680 g2013749ebay.com
91
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CSMF62n68 x 73 mm426 g2016499amazon.com
92
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMCMF77n83 x 136 mm730 g2011599amazon.com
93
 
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7MF37n56 x 40 mm300 g2010139amazon.com
94
 
Meike 35mm f/1.7MF49n61 x 41 mm176 g201689amazon.com
95
 
Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OISAF58Y67 x 100 mm360 g20121,499ebay.com
96
 
Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF58Y67 x 100 mm357 g20171,099amazon.com
97
 
Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 ASPH Mega OISAF46n56 x 50 mm135 g2014399amazon.com
98
 
Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85MF67n74 x 128 mm1,200 g20142,080amazon.com
99
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 ProAF72Y79 x 160 mm880 g20141,499amazon.com
100
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF58n64 x 86 mm190 g2010329ebay.com
101
 
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 RAF58n64 x 86 mm190 g2011329amazon.com
102
 
Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95MF58n64 x 75 mm571 g2013999amazon.com
103
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 42.5mm f/1.2MF49n60 x 53 mm310 g2014359amazon.com
104
 
Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 OISAF67n74 x 77 mm425 g20141,599amazon.com
105
 
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH Power OISAF37n55 x 50 mm130 g2015399amazon.com
106
 
Yi 42.5mm f/1.8AF49n57 x 61 mm120 g2016249amazon.com
107
 
Kodak 42.5-160mm f/3.9-5.9AF49n59 x 80 mm205 g2014149amazon.com
108
 
Olympus ED 45mm F1.2 ProAF62Y70 x 85 mm410 g20171,199amazon.com
109
 
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 MSCAF37n56 x 46 mm116 g2011399amazon.com
110
 
Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OIS MacroAF46n63 x 63 mm225 g2009899amazon.com
111
 
Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 OISAF52n62 x 73 mm200 g2012299amazon.com
112
 
Panasonic PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 Power-OIS XAF46n62 x 90 mm210 g2011449amazon.com
113
 
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OISAF52n70 x 100 mm380 g2008349ebay.com
114
 
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF52Y70 x 100 mm370 g2017449amazon.com
115
 
SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 HyperprimeMF62n65 x 80 mm490 g20131,199amazon.com
116
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CSMF62n68 x 73 mm385 g2015549amazon.com
117
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF77n82 x 100 mm555 g2014499amazon.com
118
 
Photex MC 50mm f/2 Tilt-ShiftMF46n63 x 58 mm270 g2010265amazon.com
119
 
Meike 50mm f/2.0MF49n61 x 41 mm188 g201689amazon.com
120
 
Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Power-OISAF67Y76 x 132 mm655 g20181,699amazon.com
121
 
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN CAF55Y67 x 58 mm265 g2018479amazon.com
122
 
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6MF62n72 x 94 mm400 g2015499amazon.com
123
 
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 MacroAF46Y56 x 82 mm186 g2012499amazon.com
124
 
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ArtAF46n61 x 56 mm190 g2013239amazon.com
125
 
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 MacroMF62n70 x 95 mm503 g2014429amazon.com
126
 
Olympus 75mm f/1.8AF58n64 x 69 mm305 g2012899amazon.com
127
 
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 MSCAF58n70 x 116 mm430 g2010899ebay.com
128
 
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 IIAF58n69 x 117 mm423 g2013549amazon.com
129
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMCMF72n78 x 100 mm565 g2013399amazon.com
130
 
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8MF67n76 x 89 mm530 g2017499amazon.com
131
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.8MF62n68 x 81 mm344 g2018399amazon.com
132
 
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACROMF67n73 x 148 mm725 g2015599amazon.com
133
 
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OISAF67n74 x 126 mm520 g2010599ebay.com
134
 
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF67Y74 x 126 mm520 g2017649amazon.com
135
 
Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Power-OISAF72Y83 x 172 mm985 g20161,499amazon.com
136
 
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0MF67n76 x 99 mm745 g2016729amazon.com
137
 
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMCMF77n82 x 147 mm840 g2015599amazon.com
138
 
Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Power-OISAF77Y88 x 174 mm1,245 g20172,999amazon.com
139
 
Olympus 300mm f/4 IS ProAF77Y93 x 227 mm1,475 g20162,499amazon.com
140
 
Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 MF MacroMF55n55 x 66 mm298 g2012369amazon.com
141
 
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CSMF58n65 x 73 mm310 g2013299amazon.com
142
 
Kodak 400mm f/6.7 FieldscopeMF67n70 x 292 mm640 g2014199amazon.com

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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