If you were to look at the various imaging formats currently available on the market, would you be able to easily tell the difference between the bunch? We’re out to prove a point in today’s posts: most people most likely would not be able to tell if a photo was shot on Micro Four Thirds, Medium format, or full frame. Just take a look at this sample gallery we’ve put together.
Venus Optics has always been the maker of some very good manual focus lenses that have character, and the Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f2 for Micro Four Thirds seems to be offering just the same quality. The company is touting that this is the widest f2 rectilinear lens for the mirrorless camera system. With 13 lens elements in 9 groups and a 46mm filter thread, this lens is so far seeming to be really ideal for a whole lot of landscape photographers. Granted, it doesn’t boast weather sealing. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to use the absurd image stabilization abilities of the Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II with this lens.
More details from the press release are after the jump.
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!
Micro four thirds is such an interesting system in that we have this situation where both Panasonic and Olympus lenses work on each others cameras, and each come with their own pros and cons. This can make things a little confusing for new micro four thirds owners, but in reality it makes this system incredibly flush with great upgrade potential, and so today we are going to be looking at some of our picks for the top micro four thirds lenses to consider upgrading to after your kit lens.
Budget lenses are a necessity for amateur and semi-professional photographers. Not everyone can afford to drop $1,000+ on a brand new lens, so the budget oriented shoppers look for lenses in the sub $1,000 range to give them solid performance without breaking the bank. Continue reading…
Today, the new SLRMagic 8mm f4 for Micro Four Thirds cameras was announced. This lens is being targeted at professional cinematographers and is touted as perfect for aerial photography. The SLRMagic 8mm f4 renders a 16mm f8 field of view and depth of field when compared to full frame offerings. The lens also exhibits very little distortion.
Panasonic announced their GH5. and so that means some good deals are to be had on the GH4: still a great camera by all accounts. But we aren’t featuring just one Panasonic deal. The GH4 is great, but we also have some savings on the FZ1000, GX8, and some lenses as well. If you are a Micro Four Thirds photographer then you should take a look at these.
- Panasonic GH4 – $300 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 15mm F/1.7 – $50 Off
- Panasonic FZ1000 – $100 Off
- Panasonic GX8 – $200 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 – $50 Off
Photos by Going_mad. Used with permission.
This is what happens when you combine an Olympus OMD series camera with the Sigma 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 lens and a Kippon adapter. It’s huge–but considering the 2x crop factor involved here, you’re getting a heck of a super zoom lens., Essentially this lens becomes a 100-1,000mm zoom lens offering with full autofocus capabilities.
Believe it or not, this isn’t uncommon.