5 Awesome Micro Four Thirds Lenses under $500

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One of the great things about having a standard like Micro Four Thirds is more than 1 company making lenses for the standard. I wanted to share 5 lenses that are under $500 that would be a great fit for your Micro Four Thirds system.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.8 

When I first made the switch to Olympus this lens is one that I rented. For the price ($399) you can’t beat the quality. This is a great portrait lens with a 90mm equivalent and the 1.8 aperture gives you the ability to let plenty of light in when you find yourself in low light situations. This focal length is a little bit long but great for headshots or close-ups on the wedding day.

Olympus 25mm f1.8 

The Olympus 25mm is a glorious lens for portrait photography. This lens has a 50mm equivalent and is a very small form factor lens. The biggest difference between this lens and it’s older brother the  (25 mm 1.2 pro lens) is the fact that this lens is not weather sealed. This lens is also very small. For me, I prefer the larger lens but if you are on a budget this is a great go to lens.

Lensbaby Trio 28 for Micro 4/3

What 3 words describe the Lensbaby 28mm Trio? Unique, Fun, versatile. If you follow me on social media you may know that I do quite a few events with Lensbaby. I am a firm believer in the products they create. This is 3 lenses in 1. You get 3 totally different looks within 1 lens. I will be doing a full review in the future of this lens because I am having a ton of fun with it 🙂

Note: This is a manual focus lens and you will want to turn on focus peaking for best results.

Rokinon 85M-MFT 85mm F1.4 for Micro 4/3 

When this lens hit the market I was skeptical. After I got a chance to

Panasonic LUMIX G II Lens 20MM F1.7

The Lumix 20mm is a great small form factor pancake lens. This is the perfect lens for a walk around photography or street photography. Coming in at f1.7 this lens gives a lot of great depth of field. For more photos that were taken with this lens check out the gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/1252750@N21/ 

Here is a kit I put together for anyone that is interested in these lenses!

https://kit.com/tjhouston/budget-lenses-for-micro-4-3 

I have shot with all of the lenses mentioned above and they are all great lenses especially for the money. Investing in your glass is key as a photographer these lenses are a great start to photographers that are starting out or want to experiment with new glass.

 

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