lenses on micro 4 3

Should you buy micro 4/3 lenses?

To buy or not depends on whether you have optics from other cameras. If you already have it - definitely not worth it. Buy an adapter and save yourself tons of money. I made sure the fact that a camera with such a small matrix simply does not reveal its potential good optics.

If you are just buying a camera, then think about why you need it? If for amateur purposes, then the native kit lens is enough for you. If you want to photograph more or less seriously (not to shoot video, namely to photograph), then micro 4/3 is not for you.

In general, the conclusion suggests itself that there is no point in investing money in photo lenses on a micro 4/3 system. Restrictions are imposed by the carcass itself, no matter how wonderful the lens is.

lenses on micro 4 3

I am personally surprised by the pricing of Panasonic / Olympus lenses. They cost themselves quite like good full-frame counterparts. My answer is buy a full frame lens or 1.5 crop lens and use it with an adapter. Subsequently, you will be able to use such lenses on other equipment, which cannot be said about lenses at micro 4/3.

In my opinion, buying double cropped lenses can be justified only by the following consideration: you are an amateur photographer who spares no expense and wants compact equipment. A very nice advantage of micro 4/3 lenses is that they are small and lightweight. But I think the prices for them are inadequate.

A little later I will post a more detailed article on adapters and the features of their work.

How to choose a lens for your camera?

Lens selection Is a real challenge for a beginner photographer and a dilemma for a professional. The abundance of offers makes you seriously think: what model of photographic equipment to choose, while making the most profitable purchase?

Buying the lenses in an online store, it is helpful to know which functions and features affect the shooting and image quality.

So, one of the key characteristics is focal length, as the ability of the equipment to visually change the range of an object. The required focus indicators are determined by the camera resolution and are of the following types:

  • super wide-angle;
  • wide-angle;
  • standard;
  • telephoto lenses.

Another indicator of high-quality shooting is the lens aperture, which characterizes the matrix illumination level. Adequate aperture allows you to get clear pictures with high quality images. High-aperture lenses are expensive equipment, but this price is quite reasonable, because they guarantee:

  • High sharpness.
  • Low aberration (image error).
  • A successful construct.

It is also possible to obtain high-quality photos using the Image Stabilizer, a mechanical compensation of the camera's angular movements, which prevents the appearance of a blurred image as a result of shooting. To maximize the efficiency of this technology, it is worth purchasing special stabilized lenses suitable for photo shoots in poor light.

When buying a lens, do not forget about the peculiarities of its design, because a well-thought-out device and reliability of the equipment will facilitate the process of work and extend the service life of the photo accessory.

It is important to know that manufacturers of photographic equipment use a proprietary bayonet mount - an optical device mount, so the search for a lens should be made among the model range of the manufacturer whose camera you are using.

Is it worth saving on quality equipment?

Anyone who is seriously into photography knows that the cost of quality professional photography equipment is very high. Sometimes this forces the photographer to look for budget proposals in the photographic equipment market. Such savings may be appropriate if:

  • the purpose of the lens acquisition is high-level amateur photography;
  • this purchase is additional and the photographer already has an arsenal of optics;
  • the equipment is educational, and in the future it will be replaced with a high-class device.

When you are not constrained by money, it is not recommended to save on photographic equipment. Low cost lenses tend to have poor technical ability and show much worse shooting results (fuzzy and blurry images). In addition, to reduce the cost of equipment, manufacturers are forced to complete devices with inexpensive spare parts, which makes the shooting process less comfortable and reduces the life of the lens.

Which lens to choose for a full frame?

If a photographer is asking such a question, then most likely he has little experience so far. Therefore, we will proceed from the fact that a lens is needed for all occasions. But absolutely universal lenses do not exist. Even very expensive ones.

For example, if a lens boasts a perfect picture, it will fixed lens... The downside will be less functionality and convenience. When we buy a zoom, we always sacrifice aperture and image quality to a certain extent. In order to understand what is more important for a particular photographer, you need to gain experience in shooting. And it's better to start with zooms, tk. they provide an opportunity to compare and feel different focal lengths.

Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM - overview

This is the lens I would recommend starting with. First, it is very inexpensive. Its price / quality ratio is very good. It is sharp, compact, and offers a very convenient range of focal lengths over a full frame. This is exactly the model with which it is good to start. And only then it will be possible to determine which focal optics are more in demand and which more serious optics are worth buying.

Someone may ask why not take the first Canon EF 24-105 f4L IS? The fact is that the Canon 24-105 f4L IS is a rather mediocre lens in its class. He does not give bokeh, the aperture is low, the image is boring. Of course, it will be better than Canon EF 24-85 f3.5-4.5 USM, but the price is several times higher. For a trial to decide, it is better to start with a more budgetary model. Then you can already understand for yourself whether it is worth taking Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L or it is better to switch to fixes. Or maybe even leave the Canon EF 24-85 f3.5-4.5 USM for reporting, and shoot for fifty dollars for creativity, which will be discussed later.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM - overview

50mm full frame is a pretty comfortable focal length. In particular, for work in the studio... But it's not only that. Canon 50mm f1.4 is a very fast lens, but it costs little money. This lens, I believe, should be in any photographer's kit. Excellent image quality, remarkable bokeh and compact dimensions are the main characteristics of Canon fifty dollars.

Never drop Canon 50mm f1.4. This lens is very fragile. Its focusing mechanism is very easy to damage. A ремонт it can cost you half the cost of the lens.

full frame lensesTotal

Canon 50mm f1.4 paired with Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM will open up a huge scope for the photographer for a creative work for very little money. This is where I would advise you to start mastering the full frame.

In addition. If you buy a Canon camera, my big advice is: buy Canon lenses too. Only they have excellent color rendition and no problems with autofocus. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina - it's all from the evil one. Although I am satisfied Samyang 14mm f2.8 in terms of sharpness, but its color fidelity doesn't match Canon's native lenses.