The Best Lenses for your Panasonic Lumix and Olympus OM-D Camera

Are you just getting into the micro four thirds ecosystem? Curious about what the best lenses out there are for your Panasonic GH4 or Olympus OM-D E-M1? Well you are in the right place as today we are taking a look at the best lenses for street, portraits, landscapes, action, weddings and more!

For Street Photography: Olympus 17mm F1.8

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In our review we said:

“It is a bit on the pricey side when compared to the Olympus 17mm f2.8 and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7, but its construction and autofocus speed may be worth the premium for some. This lens will be very appealing to many Micro Four Thirds users as it, along with its slower/cheaper 17mm sibling, is your only option for a 35mm equivalent prime in this format. It was great out on the street and it is a very useful focal length when going out with only one lens.” Read the full review

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For Portraits:  Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2

 

In our review we said:

Panasonic’s 42.5mm f1.2 is a lens that you can have almost no complaints about on the right system. It’s sharp, focuses quickly, has great color for portraits, features a robust build quality, feels great in the hand, and can help you deliver better images when combined with the right skills in lighting and composition. Indeed, Panasonic has created the perfect portrait optic for the system–and it’s about time that they did.Read the full review

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For Landscapes:  Panasonic 12mm F1.4

 

In our review we said:

“Panasonic’s 12mm f1.4 lens is honestly quite good. But I’m not sure that the system needed another 12mm lens overall. Yes, f1.4 is nice vs f2; so is weather sealing…this lens is capable of delivering some of the best image quality that we’ve seen from the Micro Four Thirds wide angle lenses. Plus it has a great build quality.” Read the full review

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For Action: Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 PRO

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In our review we said:

“Among any of the Olympus zoom lens offerings that we’ve tested, the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is the one that I loved the absolute most and almost didn’t want to send back. It’s lightweight, fairly small for what it is, fast to focus, offers crisp image quality, is weather sealed, and won’t fail you when working.” Read the full review

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For Weddings/Photojournalism:  Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

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In our review we said:

“What makes the lens so special is not only its excellent image quality which we can’t harp on enough, but the size, build quality, and speed in focusing. The Micro Four Thirds system has lenses that you really never want to stop down and that perform at their peak essentially wide open. What makes the lens so special is not only its excellent image quality which we can’t harp on enough, but the size, build quality, and speed in focusing. The Micro Four Thirds system has lenses that you really never want to stop down and that perform at their peak essentially wide open. ” Read the full review

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