Tele primes (31mm->) and Special Macro

Lenses for mFT-cameras...

Updated November 8th 2017
© Jouko Lehto

Tele Primes


The "Normal" section ends with 30mm lenses - a bit on the long side for a normal for my taste, but this is just a list, so shortest one on this tele section is a 32mm lens. As before on the portrait-section (from short to medium tele) there are plenty of choises with super fast-options (F0.8, T0.95 etc).

Also on the longer side there are F2 and F2.8-versions available for those needing a long and fast lenses, up to 300mm.

Most of the really fast ones are manual focus only-versions. If you don't need anything that fast, check the tele-zooms too.
Yellow wood anemone.
Olympus OMD E-M1 + Olympus  Zuiko 
Digital ED 50mm F2 macro + Olympus TC14 @F7.1, 1/125, ISO 400. © Jouko Lehto


Short teles (31-50mm)

Most important use of these focal lengths are portrait -type shooting and landscapes, and macro shots with macro lenses. Of course, these lenses can be used for everything else too – and portraits can be taken with any other lens. But, for portraits, these produce a flattering image of face without significant distortion of any kind, and also give a good working distance – not too close, not too far.

Discontinued models 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
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 32mm T 2.8
32
mFT
T2.8
50
0.30
MF
NO
110 x 87
1600
Jackar SnapShooter 34mm F1.8
34
mFT
F1.8




MF
NO

37
48 X 53
145
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus F0,95 35mm 
35
mFT
F0.95
0.3
MF
NO
10/7
680
SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine II Lens
35
mFT
T0.95

0.3


MF
NO
12/10
62
110 X 68
815
35
mFT
F0.95




MF
NO
10/7
58
64 X 82
680
Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS
35
mFT
F1.2
34,6
0.38
MF
NO
9/7
62
73 X 67.5
426
Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS
35
mFT
T1.3
34,6
0.38
MF
NO
9/7
62
73 X 73.6
436
Samyang XEEN 35mm T1.5 Cinema Lens
35
mFT
T1.5
33.4
0.33
MF
NO
117.6 x 146.5
1380
Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC
35
FT
F1.4
32
0.3


MF
NO
12/10

111 X 83
660
SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 Cine Lens - Mark II
35
mFT
T1.4

0.3


MF
NO
8/8
52
70.3
390
CARL ZEISS  CP.2 35 mm/T1.5 Super Speed
35
mFT
T1.5
28
0.3


MF
NO


91 X 114
1100
Samyang XEEN 35mm T1.5
35
mFT
T1.5
33.4
0.33
MF
NO
117.6 x 146.5
1165
Meike 35MM F1.7
35
mFT
F1.7
MF
NO
6/5
49
60.5 x 41
176
Neewer NW-4 / 3-35-1.7 35mm f / 1,7
35
mFT
F1.7
36.3

0.113X

MF
NO
6/5
49
60.5 X 41
176
SLR Magic 35mm F1.7 Lens
35
mFT
F1.7




MF
NO

37

90
CARL ZEISS CP.3 35mm T2.1 (XD)
35
mFT
T2.1
28
0.30


MF
(YES)


83.7 X 95
800
CARL ZEISS CP.2 35 mm/T2.1
35
mFT
T2.1
28
0.3


MF
NO


80 X 114
1000
SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH Cine-Xenar III T 2.1/ 35 mm
35
mFT
T2.1

0.35


MF
NO


179.3 X 104
1830
Veydra Mini Prime 35mm T2.2
35
mFT
T2.2
27.8
0.28


MF
NO

77

880
SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE 35mm T2.4 2x squeese
35
mFT
T2.4
MF
NO
82
192,5 x 100
1360
LENSBABY Composer Pro with Sweet 35, TILT Selective Focus
35
FT
F2.5
34
0,19


MF
NO
4/3
46


LENSBABY Composer Pro with Sweet 35, TILT Selective Focus
35
mFT
F2.5
34
0,19


MF
NO
4/3
46


Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trioplan 35+ f2.8
35
mFT
F2.8

0.30


MF
NO

39
61,5 x 50
220
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro
35
FT
F3.5
34
0.146
1.0X
X
AF
YES
6/6
52
53 x 71
165
C.P. Goerz CITOGRAPH 35
35
mFT
F8
31
3


Hyper-focal
NO
4/3
37
58 X 23
120
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 40mm T 2.8
40
mFT
T2.8
41
0.44
MF
NO
110 x 87
1700
KIPON HandeVision IBELUX 40mm F0.85
40
mFT
F0.85
41.3
0.75
0.05x

MF
NO
10/8
67
74 X 128
1200
COSINA VOIGTLÄNDER MFT 42.5 mm  F 0,95 Nokton aspherical II
42.5
mFT
F0.95
30.5
0.23
0.25X

MF
NO
11/8
58
64.3 X 74.6
571
PANASONIC Leica DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Power O.I.S.
42.5
mFT
F1.2
29
0.50
0,1X

AF
YES
14/11
67
76.8 x 74
425
Zhongyi Mitakon FREEWALKER 42.5mm f1.2
42.5
mFT
F1.2
29
0.45
MF
NO
9/7
49
60 x 52.5
310
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH POWER OIS
42,5
mFT
F1.7
29
0.31
0.2x 

AF
YES
 10/8
37
 50 x 55.5
130 
YI XIAOYI 42.5mm F1.8
42.5
mFT
F1.8
0.5 / 0.25
x
AF
YES
6/6
49
61 x 56.5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO
45
mFT
F1.2
27
0.5
0.2x

AF
YES
14/10
62
70 x 84,9
410
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm F1.8
45
mFT
F1.8
27
0.50
0.11x

AF
YES
9/8
37
46 x 56
116
PANASONIC Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S.
45
mFT
F2.8
27
0,15
1.0X
X
AF
YES
14/10
46
62.5 x 63
225
SLR Magic Hyperprime CINE 50mm T0.95
50
mFT
T0.95
0.60
MF
NO
62
81.7 x 71.7
620
SLR Magic 50mm F0.95 Hyperprime Lens
50
mFT
F0.95

0.60


MF
NO
8/7
62

490
Sainsonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1
50
mFT
F1.1

0.50


MF
NO
5/5
52
60 x 60
248
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS
50
mFT
F1.2
24.5
0.50
MF
NO
9/7
62
67.5 x 73
375
Samyang 50mm T1.3  AS UMC CS
50
mFT
T1.3
24.5
0.50
MF
NO
9/7
62
67.5 x 73
375
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
50
FT
F1.4
24
0.45
0.14X

AF
YES
8/6
77
84.5 x 68.2
505
Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR Cine Lens
50
mFT
T1.5
24
0.45


MF
NO
9/6
77
81.6 x 99.5
590
Samyang XEEN 50mm T1.5 Cinema Lens
50
mFT
T1.5
23.6
0.45
MF
NO
117.6 x 146.5
1165
CARL ZEISS CP.2 50 mm/T1.5 Super Speed
50
mFT
T1.5
20
0.45


MF
NO


80 X 114
900
SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH Cine-Xenar III T 2.0/ 50 mm
50
mFT
T2.0

0.35


MF
NO


179.3 X 104
1590
Meike 50MM F2.0
50
mFT
F2.0
MF
NO
6/5
49
60.5 x 29
102
Neewer NW-4 / 3-50-2.0 50mm f / 2,0
50
mFT
F2.0
0.08X
MF
NO
6/5
49
60.5 x 41
188
ARAX 2/50mm Tilt & Shift lens
50
mFT
F2.0
22
0.35


MF
NO

46

270
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
50
FT
F2.0
24
0.24
0.5X
X
AF
YES
11/10
52
61.5 x 71
300
LENSBABY Composer Pro with Soft Focus Optic 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
FT
F2.0
24
0,37


MF
NO
2/1
37


LENSBABY Composer Pro with Soft Focus Optic 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
mFT
F2.0
24
0,37


MF
NO
2/1
37


CARL ZEISS CP.3 50 mm T2.1 (XD)
50
mFT
T2.1
20
0.45


MF
(YES)


83.7 X 95
770
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 50 mm T 2.8
50
mFT
T2.8
34
0.50


MF
NO


137 x 87
1500
LENSBABY Composer Pro with EDGE 50mm Optic, TILT Selective Focus
50
mFT
F3.2
24
0.20
MF
NO
46
CARL ZEISS  CP.2 50 mm/T2.1
50
mFT
T2.1
20
0.45


MF
NO


80 X 114
900
CARL ZEISS  CP.2 50 mm/T2.1 Macro
50
mFT
T2.1
20
0.24

X
MF
NO


132 X 134
1400
Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2
50
mFT
T2.2
19.6
0.38


MF
NO

77

463
LENSBABY Composer Pro with Sweet 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
FT
F2.5
24
0,37


MF
NO
2/1
46


LENSBABY Composer Pro with Sweet 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
mFT
F2.5
24
0,37


MF
NO
2/1
46


SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE 50mm T2.8 2x squeese
50
mFT
T2.8
MF
NO
82
192.5 x 100
1360
LENSBABY Composer Pro with Creative Aperture Optic 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
FT

24
0,45


MF
NO
2/1
37


LENSBABY Composer Pro with Creative Aperture Optic 50, TILT Selective Focus
50
mFT

24
0,45


MF
NO
2/1
37




Medium tele (51-100mm)

Typical uses are portraits, indoor sports, nature… And macro-lenses for longer working distance -  butterfly shots etc. For portraits the need for longer working distance compared to shorter teles mean, that these lengths are used more for outdoors location work than in studios. But everything can be done…

Discontinued models 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
LENSBABY Velvet 56 mm F1.6
56
mFT
F1.6
0,13
0.5X
x
MF
NO
4/3
62
85.3 x 72
410
Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 58 f1.9
58
mFT
F1.9
0.60
MF
NO
5/4
37
58 X 55
200
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
60
mFT
F2.8
20
0.19
1.0x
x
AF
YES
13/10
46
82 x 56
185
SIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN "A"
60
mFT
F2.8
20.4
0,5
0,14X

AF
YES
8/6
46
55.5 x 60.8
190
VENUS OPTICS LAOWA Venus 60mm F2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
60
mFT
F2.8
20.4
0.185
2.0x
x
MF
NO
9/7
62
95 x 70
503
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 65mm T 2.8
65
mFT
T2.8
26
0.70
MF
NO
135 x 87
1600
SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE 70mm T4.0 2x squeese
70
mFT
T4.0
MF
NO
82
192.5 x 100
1360
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 75mm T 2.8
75
mFT
T2.8
22
0.75
MF
NO
137 x 87
1600
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8
75
mFT
F1.8
16
0.84
0.1x

AF
YES
10/9
58
69 x 64
305
Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75 f1.9
75
mFT
F1.9
0.75
MF
NO
5/4
52
58 X 55
300
SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH Cine-Xenar III T2.0/ 75 mm
75
mFT
T2.0

0.45


MF
NO


179.3 X 104
1690
Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic, TILT Selective Focus
80
FT
F2.8

0.42


MF
NO
5/4
46


LENSBABY Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic, TILT Selective Focus
80
mFT
F2.8

0.42


MF
NO
5/4
46


Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical
85
FT
F1.4
14
1.0


MF
NO
9/7
72
78 X 72.2
513
CARL ZEISS CP.2 85 mm/T1.5 Super Speed
85
mFT
T1.5
12
1.0


MF
NO


80 X 114
900
Samyang XEEN 85mm T1.5 Cinema Lens
85
mFT
T1.5
14.4
1.12
MF
NO
117.6 x 146.5
1250
Lensbaby Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8

85
mFT
F1.8

0.24
0,5x

MF
NO
4/3
67
89 x 76
530
CARL ZEISS CP.3 85mm/T2.1 (XD)
85
mFT
T2.1
12
1.00


MF
(YES)


83.7 X 95
880
CARL ZEISS CP.2 85 mm/T2.1
85
mFT
T2.1
12
1.0


MF
NO


80 X 114
900
Veydra Mini Prime 85mm T2.2
85
mFT
T2.2










Meike MK-85-F2.8 Macro
85
mFT
F2.8

0.25
1.5X
X
MF
NO
11/8

64 x 117
500
Kowa Prominar 90mm F2.5 Macro
90
mFT
F2.5

0.25

X
MF
NO
13/11



SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH Cine-Xenar III T2.0/ 95 mm
95
mFT
T2.0

0.65


MF
NO


179.3 X 104
1810
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trimagon f2,6/95 mm
95
mFT
F2.6
MF
NO
3/3
52
Emil Busch Glaukar F3.1 97mm
97
mFT
F3.1
12.5
1.5


MF
NO
3/3
37
73 X 85
410
CARL ZEISS CP.3 100mm T2.1 (XD)
100
mFT
T2.1
10
0.70


MF
(YES)


126.5 X 95
1010
CARL ZEISS CP.2 100 mm/T2.1 CF
100
mFT
T2.1
10
0.7


MF
NO


132 X 114
1500
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 100mm T 2.8
100
mFT
T2.8
17
0.90
MF
NO
137 x 87
1600
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trioplan f2,8/100 mm
100
mFT
F2.8










SAMYANG 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO
100
FT, mFT
F2.8
12.6
0.307
1.0X
X
MF
NO
15/12
67
147,9 X 72.5
725
Tokina Cinema AT-X 100mm T/2.9 macro
100
mFT
T2.9
0.3
1.0X
x
MF
NO
8/9
82
170 x 88
1310
SAMYANG 100mm T3.1 ED UMC MACRO
100
FT, mFT
T3.1
12.6
0.307
1.0X
X
MF
NO
15/12
67
147,9 X 81.6
730


Long teles (101mm ->)

The longer the harder… Typical use sports and nature: animals, birds, insects... Everything you have to photograph from respectful distance. Usually first time users complain about the lens IQ – mainly because of poor user technique. These need practice!
And, to make it even harder, the airwaves, dust, moist etc, everything between the lens and subject affects the picture quality, and the focus has to be spot on. So, never expect 100% keepers. But,  those who can,  really get amazing photos with these!

Discontinued models 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
SIGMA Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG
105
FT
F2.8
12
0.31
1.0X
X
AF
YES
11/10
58
97.5 x 74
457
CARL ZEISS CP.3 135mm T2.1 (XD)
135
mFT
T2.1
7
1.00


MF
(YES)


126.5 X 95
1150
CARL ZEISS CP.2 135 mm/T2.1
135
mFT
T2.1
7
1.0


MF
NO


149 X 114
1600
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC 
135
mFT
f2.0

0.8


MF
NO
11/7
77
146,9 x 82
840
Samyang 135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC 
135
mFT
T2.2

0.8


MF
NO
11/7
77
146,9 x 82
840
Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 Cinema Lens
135
mFT
T2.2
9.48
0.8
MF
NO
117.6 X 146.5
1413
Cooke miniS4/i Prime lens 135mm T 2.8
135
mFT
T2.8
14.6
1.00
MF
NO
157.8 x 87
1800
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150mm F2.0
150
FT
F2.0
8.2
1,4
0,13x

AF
YES
11/9
82
100 x 150
1465
SIGMA APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
150
FT
F2.8
8.2
0,38
1,0X
X
AF
YES
16/12
72
137 x 79.6
895
Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm  F2.8  POWER O.I.S. 
200
mFT
F2.8
6
1.15
0.2x

AF
YES
15/13
77
174 x 88
1245
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F2.8
300
FT
F2.8
4.2
2,4
0,15x

AF
YES
13/11
drop in
127 x 285
3290
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
300
mFT
F4.0
4.2
 1.4
 0.24x

AF
YES
 17/10
 77
 92.5 x 227
 1270
300
mFT
F6.3
4.8
0.8
0.5X
X
MF
NO
13/11
55
55 X 66
298
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex Mirror Lens
300
mFT
F6.3
5.5
0.9


MF
NO
9/6
58
73.7 x 64.5
318
KOWA PROMINAR 350MM F4
350
mFT
F4.0
3.5
3.0


MF
NO
10/10
95
104×296
2025
JK IMAGING, LTD Kodak 400mm F6.7 fieldscope
400
mFT
F6.7
3.1
9,0


MF
NO
5/3
none
80 x 286
640
KENKO TOKINA 400mm F8 REFLEX N II
400
mFT
F8
3.4
1.15
0.4X
X
MF
NO
6/2
67 front /30.5 back
74 x 112
545
KOWA PROMINAR 500mm F5.6 FL
500
mFT
F5.6
2.5
3.0


MF
NO
7/7
95
104×341
1970
KOWA PROMINAR 850MM F9.6
850
mFT
F9.6
1.5
3.0


MF
NO
14/13
95
104 X 396
2270



Special macro

The Nanoha... Great lens for special purposes. Try Google and find some examples. And then there are the Mitakon and Laowa … How close do you want to get? These are really special macro lenses, not for landscapes.

PS. There are also more “regular” macro lenses available in the 30 -150mm range + more close focus lenses… And the extension tubes can also be used for macros.



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
Yasuhara - Nanoha macro lens X5




0.011
5x
 x
MF
NO
10/7



Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X

20
mFT
F2.0

0.20
4.5X
x
MF
NO
6/4
NO
62 x 60
230
Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro

24
mFT
F14


2x
x
MF
NO








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