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.
Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re all good and can help image makers in many ways. Working photographers these days need to be able to do a variety of things though not including just photography, but also things like video. Some photographers need to have access to a fully working flash system and find features like WiFi integration to be critical. Plus, they need tough gear that can take abuse in rough weather and do most of what they need to get done easily.
Considering that we’ve used every camera system, we’ve put together an analysis.
Nissin is one of the most well-known third-party Speedlight brands and their Air wireless system is a great option for photographers looking to control their lighting wirelessly. The system originally launched for Canon and Nikon, then Nissin added Sony, and now they have announced the availability of the system for Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading…
We have done Fujiflm and Sony, so now it is time for us to take a look at the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem and give a few indications as to which of these cameras some of you should be considering if you are looking into jumping on board the Micro Four Thirds train.
Unlike the Fujifilm and Sony lists, this one contains multiple brands, so we won’t be going over ALL of the current Micro Four Thirds options because this post would be a novella. To that end, we will be focusing on the popular options from both Olympus and Panasonic.
Ready? Great, lets begin.