Panasonic Updates Their Extensive Lumix Lens Collection

Posted Mar. 5th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

Panasonic updates their extensive Lumix lens collection with a new photo showcasing their board line of optics for their Micro Four Thirds Lumix camera system.

The entire line of Panasonic  Lumix lenses.

The entire line of Panasonic Lumix lenses.

I have to say it’s quite impressive and was most likely updated due to the two new lenses recently released. The two new lenses are the 42.5mm F/1.7 which is a cheaper version of their 42.5mm F/1.2 that I absolutely love.

The new Lumix 42.5mm lens that is considerably cheaper than my favorite 42.5mm F/1.2 Leica lens.

The new Lumix 42.5mm lens that is considerably cheaper than my favorite 42.5mm F/1.2 Leica lens.

The second lens is a 30mm F/2.8 macro that is less expensive than their 45mm F/2.8 macro.

The new 30mm F/2.8 which is a cheaper version of the 45mm F/2.8

The new 30mm F/2.8 which is a cheaper version of the 45mm F/2.8

Combine this with the number of lenses offered by Olympus, which also work with the Lumix cameras, and the Micro Four Thirds category of cameras is showing a huge advantage over Sony and others in terms of how many optics are currently available. 

Photo of the new line of Olympus professional grade lenses was shot by Manuel Fernandez and first appeared on my favorite Micro Four Thirds web site 43 Rumors. Click on the image above to see the original post.

Photo of the new line of Olympus professional grade lenses was shot by Manuel Fernandez and first appeared on my favorite Micro Four Thirds website 43 Rumors. Click on the image above to see the original post.

Along with the Olympus lenses we also have many from other MFT manufacturers. Hennigart.com has a very robust chart of all the different options for the MFT camera. Below is a screen shot of their website.

HENNIGArts.com has a very in-depth visual chart of the current MFT lenses available. Click on the image to go to their site.

HENNIGArts.com has a very in-depth visual chart of the current MFT lenses available. Click on the image to go to their site.

Overall the MFT system is starting to flesh out very nicely. Now if Panasonic would just give us an updated version professional model of the old 100-300mm F/4-5.6. I will be in hog heaven when that lens arrives.

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  1. Michael LloydOn Aug. 19th, 2016

    I like the smallness of M43 lenses and camaras. I am selling off my bulky lenses from other mounts and brands, and sticking with the 2 affordable silver Panny zooms and one portrait prime. Tiny!

    Only thing I will keep is a CMount lens for the fun of it. Plus I will buy a vintage 400mm for birds and the moon.

    I would be interested to hear opinions, especialy from Daniel, abou the new Panasonic 12-60mm. There have been mixed reviews so far, but it is an awesome focal length for a day to day lens. The difference between this new lens and the standard zooms at 14mm is massive for me. It has made the difference between using my camera indoor or not. 14 was always a bit too tight on my old 14-45mm kit lens (which always had awesome reviews).

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Aug. 19th, 2016

      Michael,

      Unfortunately I’ve not had a chance to try the new 12-60mm yet. I do agree with your desire to have something wider than the 14-140m gives you. I’ve always much preferred a 24mm view over a 28mm. You’re also correct in your assumption that the 12-60mm may not be up to the sharpest standards you would like. I’ve also read many moderately positive reviews. I hope to get one at some point to see if I can confirm or deny if there is anything to be disappointed in but at this time I can’t say from personal experience. Thanks for stopping by to add your voice. Always love hearing form our readers.

  2. Brad GriswoldOn May. 2nd, 2015

    As I start to get into M4/3 – I keep looking for a pro-quality 3 lens setup that I was able to do with my FF camera gear. Namely 16-35 (FF equiv), 24-105 (FF equiv) and 100-400 (FF equiv). If I could get pro quality lenses in those ranges that would cover the spectrum, I’d be happy as a pig in mud.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 2nd, 2015

      Brad,

      I’m hopeful we’ll continue to see lens options improve. I’m especially hopeful for a new 100-300mm pro quality zoom. Without question, choices in lenses is small compared to Nikon and Canon but for most of my needs the 7-14mm, 12-35mm, 45mm macro, my Olympus 40-150mm with 1.4 teleconverter are giving me most the options I need right now.

  3. DeanOn Mar. 24th, 2015

    Here is some really great news for MFT users. DP Review (March 23, 2015) published an interview with Haruo Ogawa, President of the Imaging Business Group and Executive Managing Officer at Olympus Corporation, who was asked about the “future lens roadmap.” His encouraging response was

    “Our priority first of all is the pro and premium series of lenses for enthusiast and professional photographers. We also want to add some more reasonably-priced lenses for entry-level users, similar to the 45mm F1.8 – we’re looking into this now.”

    Can’t wait for the 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8! And, the It’s a good time to be an MFT shooter!

    Best wishes to Team DanTan!

    Dean

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 24th, 2015

      Dean, thanks for the heads up. I saw that interview myself. Have to say I was impressed with these comments. If Olympus pulls me to their cameras it’s going to be all because of their incredible commitment to their growing line of professional optics. I have to say the in camera IS and this new High Resolution technology in the EM-5 has also peaked my interest. It’s all good either way.

  4. Jacob BouwOn Mar. 6th, 2015

    Hi I’m dreaming every night on a new version of the pani 100-300 F/4-5.6.
    First option: 100-400mm
    Seconde option: 400mm prime.

    My cameras and lenses: FZ200/FZ1000/GH2 + 14/140 new version +45 prime and 100-400mm.
    For now I mostly use the FZ1000 it is A fab. camera an so fun and easy to use. 🙂

    Best regards, Jacob.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 6th, 2015

      Thanks for your input Jacob. I too would love to see the same. Especially an update to the 100-300mm Lumix currently has with professional grade glass and AF. I appreciate you adding your voice since the more voices we have the better chance that it will happen.

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