Micro Four Thirds Lens Extravaganza

Special Guest Post by Mark Toal

They say that photography is all about the light, but this week it’s all about the lenses. One of the most important things when I look at a camera brand or system is the lens and accessory choices. Of all the Mirrorless systems Micro Four Thirds has by far the largest selection. One of the many things that I love about Micro Four thirds over other APS-C and 1-inch sensor mirrorless systems is the huge selection of lenses that are available . Between Panasonic and Olympus alone there are over 30 lenses to choose from.

Even though I work for Panasonic I don’t get free access to cameras and lenses except when we do a event. So you can imagine how excited I was when a box with every Lumix lens showed up on my doorstep. There were lenses in the box that I always wanted to try but couldn’t justify buying like the amazing Lumix 8mm f/3.5 full-frame fisheye. I’ve never been a fisheye lens fan, but this lens is now on my list to buy. Jasmine and I took a walk to the river in the rain and I made this image of her with the 8mm.

I’ve also never been much of a Macro shooter but the Leica 45mm Macro has almost made a convert out of me. Maybe it’s time to dust of one of those four tripods I have in the trunk of the car.

Last, but not least is the Leica 25mm f/1.4. Ever since I started shooting as a teenager I’ve wanted a Leica lens and this one didn’t let me down at any aperture.

I’ve got to pack these up to send to another event. I look forward to them coming my way again.

Mark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his photo blog at www.mtoal.wordpress.com. Mark can be contacted at marktoalphotography@gmail.com

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