Tele Zooms

Lenses for mFT-cameras...

Updated September 9th 2015
© Jouko Lehto

Tele Zooms

Into nature and portrait area... The longer the lens, the stronger the fever in nature photographers eyes. In old days it was said, that a 400mm lens is a bird shooters normal (here, 200mm). And nobody took a shot with it handheld. Now we have the compact 75-300 and 100-300... and about nobody uses them on tripods.

For a new photographer the shorter ones, up to 150-200mm may be easier to start with. Great for portraits, landscapes, street, close ups... In kits cheap and good, really. The new flagship 40-150mm f2.8 not that cheap, nor that compact, but for what it is still maybe both. Portrait shooters might be happy with the 35-100mm lenses.

Classic ones: Zuiko D 35-100 f2, 50-200 SWD and 90-250 f2.8... The new 35-100 f2.8 and 40-150 f2.8 earning their reputation right now. And, of course, the Bigma (Sigma 50-500) and SigMonster (Sigma 300-800mm). The last one could be the dream of a wildlife photographer with a big wallet and strong assistants. I would not recommend to use that handheld.

Hopes: I'd love to see the new Sigma and/or Tamron 150-600 lenses with AF and mFT-mount for sale. I might find some use for one. Or a 500mm prime... Or something similar...




Faster than light. House martins, Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Italy.
Olympus OMD E-M1+ OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm ƒ/4.8-6.7 @300mm F6.7, 1/2500s, ISO 400. © Jouko Lehto



Discontinued lenses in red.




Manufacturer AND TYPE
FOCAL LENGHT mm
MOUNT (FT / mFT)
MAX APER-TURE (F/T)
FOV, degrees
MIN FOCUS  m
MAX  IMAGE MAG-NIFI-CATION
MACRO (x)
FOCUS TYPE (AF/ MF/ OTHER)
Electonic contacts for EXIF and APER-TURE
LENSES/ GROUPS
FILTER SIZE mm
DIMEN-SIONS mm
WEIGHT g
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0
35-100
FT
F2.0
34 -12
1.4
0,09X

AF
YES
21/18
77
213.5 x 96.5
1650
PANASONIC Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 Power O.I.S. HD
35-100
mFT
F2.8
34-12
0.85
0.1X

AF
YES
18/13
58
99.9 x 67.4
360
PANASONIC Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Mega O.I.S.
35-100
mFT
F4.0-5.6
34-12
0.90
0.11X

AF
YES
12/9
46
50 X 55.5
135
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro 
40-150
mFT
F2.8
30-8.2
0.7
0.21x

AF
YES
16/10
72
160 X 79.4
760
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
40-150
FT
F3.5-4.5
30-8.2
1.5
0.12X

AF
YES
13/10
58
107 x 77
425
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6
40-150
FT
F4.0-5.6
30-8.2
0,9
0,14X

AF
YES
12/9
58
72 x 65.5
220
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6
40-150
mFT
F4.0-5.6
30-8.2
0.9
0.16X

AF
YES
13/10
58
83 x 63.5
190
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
40-150
mFT
F4.0-5.6
30-8.2
0.9
0.16X

AF
YES
13/10
58
83 x 63.5
190
JK IMAGING LTD KODAK PIXPRO SZ ED AF Telephoto Lens 42.5 -160mm F3.9-F5.9
42,5-160
mFT
F3.9-5.9
29.0-7.9
1,0
0,042x

AF
YES
15/10
49
58,7 x 80,4
205
PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S.
45-150
mFT
f4.0-5.6
27-8.2
0.9
0.17x

AF
YES
12/9
52
73 x 62
200
PANASONIC LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS
45-175
mFT
F4.0-5.6
27-7.1
0.9
0.2x

AF
YES
14/10
46
90 X 62
210
PANASONIC Lumix G VARIO 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.
45-200
mFT
F4.0-5.6
27-6.2
1.0
0.38x

AF
YES
16/13
52
100X70
380
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
50-200
FT
F2.8-3.5
24-6
1.2
0,21X

AF
YES
16/15
67
157 x 87
1070
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD
50-200
FT
F2.8-3.5
24-6.2
1.2
0,21X

AF
YES
16/15
67
157 x 86.5
995
SIGMA APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG HSM
50-500
FT
F4.0-6.3
24-2.5
1,0
0,19X

AF
YES
20/16
86
218.5 x 95
1840
SIGMA 55-200mm F4.5-5.6 DC
55-200
FT
f4.5-5.6
22,3 - 6.2
1,1
0,22X

AF
YES
12/9
55
87.1 x 71.5
310
SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG Macro HSM
70-200
FT
F2.8
24 - 6
1,0
0,29X

AF
YES
18/15
77
184.4 x 86.5
1370
CARL ZEISS CZ.2 70 – 200 mm T2.9
70-200
mFT
T2.9
14 - 5
1.52


MF
NO


250 X 95
2800
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
70-300
FT
F4.0-5.6
18-4.1
1.2 /0.96
0,5X
(X)
AF
YES
14/10
58
127 x 80
620
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7
75-300
mFT
4.8-6.7
16-4.1
0.9
0.18x

AF
YES
18/13
58
116 X 70
430
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II
75-300
mFT
4.8-6.7
16-4.1
0.9
0.18x

AF
YES
18/13
58
116.5 X 69
423
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8
90-250
FT
F2.8
14 -5
2,5
0.08X

AF
YES
17/12
105
276 x 124
3270
PANASONIC Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S.
100-300
mFT
4-5.6
12-4.1
1.5
0.21x

AF
YES
17/12
67
126 x 73.6
520
PANASONIC LEICA DG 100-400mm F4.0-6.3
100-400
mFT
F4.0-6.3
12-3.1
1.3
0.25x
AF
YES
20/13
72
83 x 171.5
985
SIGMA APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG
135-400
FT
F4.5-5.6
9.1-3.1 
2.0
0.19x

AF
YES
13/11
77
183.5 x 88.5
1245
SIGMA APO 300-800 F5.6 EX DG HSM
300-800
FT
F5.6
4.1-1.5
6,0
0,14X

AF
YES
18/16
46 (drop-in)
544 x 165.5
5880


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