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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8
Incremental upgrades, great viewfinder and improved controls conspire to produce a more impressive Oly
Controls don't live up to their potential but most other things do. m43 divides into before and after the E-M5.
A really nice lens, but it does seem technology should be able to deliver more sharpness and less color fringing.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Another 'just right' lens similar to the 45. Superb cost and optical engineering serve up a great value.
Feels good, is tiny, takes great pictures.
Super sharp with great build and tidy dimensions. Internal focus and zoom is sweet. Fast autofocus and the MC-14 teleconverter seal the deal.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
Feels a bit the toy but cannot argue the IQ and features at the price.
Nearly optimal optically; the heavyweight in all regards.
Pretty good at the short end; IQ declines with focal length.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
Pretty good optically, but overall image contrast seems low compared to native lenses. EC-14 teleconverter is very good.
Takes great pictures; a bit on the chunky side in context.
Tiny lens with rather good image quality and great autofocus.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Good optically, but minimum focus distance is disappointing.
Everything but the flare is scaled way down from a DSLR's pro-grade UW zoom.
Good enough image quality from this truly tiny device.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS
Impressively compact lens that takes impressive photos.
Image quality is great; internal focus and zoom is nice. Compact alternative to the 40-150/2.8 pro when you don't need as much reach.
Other gear:
  • Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye CS If you like fisheyes you already love this.

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Other gear:
  • Canon i9900 printer