Olympus 4/3 system lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Cascalheira, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Cascalheira

    Cascalheira Guest


    I have an old Olympus e-510 with the standard kit lenses (14-42
    f3.5-5.6 and 40-150 f4-5.6 both Zuiko lenses), and was wondering if
    someone has an opinion about a good lense to buy to make landscape
    photography? Or may be should i wait for olympus to release the E-4 and
    see if they will keep using the 4/3 system?

    Thanks in advance

    A. Cascalheira

    Cascalheira, Jan 15, 2010
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  2. It depends on your style of landscape photography but personally I would
    get a wider angle lens, Olympus do wideangle zooms which should be ideal
    for landscape work, e.g. 11-22mm, 9-18mm or 7-14mm.

    I don't think they will abandon 4/3 any time soon since they introduced the
    new micro 4/3 cameras, however the micro lenses won't work on a 4/3 DSLR
    since they assume reduced lens to sensor distance, However if you buy a
    normal 4/3 lens and later get a micro 4/3 body, the lens will work on the
    micro 4/3 body with the aid of an extension ring.
    Gordon Freeman, Jan 15, 2010
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  3. Cascalheira

    swandy Guest

    As the other person responded, it is very unlikely that Olympus and
    Panasonic (to a lesser extent) will abandon 4/3 and m4/3
    I had the 12-60 but while it was a great lens it is not that much
    wider than your kit lens. (Though the optical quality is much better.)
    I also had the 11-22, which people have argued is possibly one of the
    best zooms from any manufacturer, and the only reason I sold it was I
    just did not use it enough. The 7-14 is much more money and the 9-18
    for a standard grade lens (like the two you have) is reportedly very
    good. I am waiting for the announced m4/3 version of the 9-18 myself.
    swandy, Jan 15, 2010
  4. Cascalheira

    mith Guest

    Thanks both!

    I will take a look at the proposed lenses and will follow your suggestions.
    mith, Jan 15, 2010
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