Amongst the Universe of Micro Four Thirds Compact System Camera Lenses, the two most highly anticipated and praised lenses happen to be Olympus 75 mm F1.8 and the Panasonic 12-35 mm F2.8. According to the initial reviews by the tech experts, both these lenses deliver solid performance and have a great build.
The Olympus 75 mm F1.8 is a medium length telephoto lens that provides an equal field of view of a 150 mm in 35mm or full-frame format. Because of the large F1.8 aperture of the lens, it is perfectly suitable for portraits as well as shooting under low light situations. Also the special Bokeh effect is granted with the help of the 9-blade diaphragm iris system.
The physical structure of the Olympus 75 mm F1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras is very sturdy and smart, with a weight of just 10.7 oz or 303 grams. The lens is equally efficient for shooting stills and movies, thanks to its fast MSC auto focus mechanism. There is a metallic focus ring at the front side of the lens which makes manual focusing easy The lens coating also reduce the level of reflections and ghosting considerably. Overall, the 75mm F1.8 lens can be considered ideal for capturing brilliant still images as well as high definition videos. Its related accessories include an optional LH-61F Lens hood and the LC-61 Lens Cap. This remarkable lens from Olympus will be soon available for purchase at a sales price $899.99 USD.
Talking about the Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8, it happens to be the first constant-aperture zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras and henceforth has a unique value. It has an equivalent zoom range of 24-70 mm which is particularly efficient for shooting many different types of scenarios. Ghosting and flare can be quite annoying at times, and these factors have been pretty much been addressed in the Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8, lens thanks to the nano surface coating technology used by Panasonic.
Some other important features of the Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras include POWER O.I.S. image stabilization, smooth and silent operation during the recording of videos, usage of ultra extra-low dispersion glass to help reduce chromatic aberration, and ultra high refractive glass. Another remarkable feature about this lens is its splash-proof and dust-proof design which means that you won’t need to worry about it while shooing in rain or with your kids around. These factors certainly make it one of the very best compact system camera lenses available in the market. There is not much of a difference in the weight of Panasonic 12-35 mm and Olympus 75 mm. While Olympus lens weighs 10.7 oz, Panasonic 12-35 mm weighs about 10.8 oz. The price of the Panasonic 12-35 mm F2.8, at present, happens to be of $1,299 USD which, considering its elite specs, is not that high.
Both these lenses have lightweight, solid and sturdy physical structure with highly impressive cutting edge technical specs. Besides, they are also suitably priced when we do a comparison with other lenses in the market. Bottom line is that, with one or both lens, you would have a photography experience that would be well worth it. Both these lenses will soon be available from major retailers over the internet so if you are looking for a decent lens for your mirrorless camera, don’t miss this golden chance once this Micro Four Thirds lens get released (should be around July this year).