Olympus OM System Micro Four Thirds Lens Guide

25 February 2024

Olympus OM System lenses unlock a world of photographic possibilities for your Micro Four Thirds camera. From capturing intimate portraits that tell a story to breathtaking landscapes that really take you there, the right lens makes all the difference. This guide explores a range of options, catering to both professional photographers and those taking their first steps in the field. Read on and discover what makes Olympus OM System lenses so popular, and find the perfect lens to pair with your micro four thirds mirrorless camera.

What’s so special about Olympus OM System MFT lenses?

Olympus OM System lenses, designed for the Micro Four Thirds system, offer a delightful paradox: impressive power packed into incredible portability. This system as a whole allows us to do away with heavy camera bags, altogether. These lenses are remarkably lightweight and compact, making them ideal for travel photography, exploring nature, or simply capturing life on the go.

Despite their size, this impressive lineup of lenses should not be underestimated. You'll be surprised by the wide range of options available, from ultra-wide angles that capture sprawling landscapes to telephoto lenses that bring distant subjects closer for captivating wildlife photography. Whether you're yearning for epic mountain vistas or intimate close-ups, there's an Olympus OM System lens waiting to fuel your creativity.

Wondering, "Will Olympus micro four thirds lenses fit my Panasonic camera?" That’s the best part! These gems are universally compatible with the Micro Four Thirds system, which allows you to seamlessly use Olympus lenses on Panasonic micro four thirds cameras, and vice versa, expanding your options further.

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The best Olympus OM System lenses

OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f5.0-6.3 IS Zoom

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  • Lens type: Telephoto Zoom
  • Max Aperture: F5.0-6.3
  • Best Uses: Sports & Wildlife
  • Equivalent Zoom Range: 300-1200mm

The OM System 150-600mm IS zoom lens delivers a massive 300-1200mm equivalent zoom range, making it a dream for capturing action-packed sports and stunning wildlife moments. This micro four thirds lens with image stabilisation keeps your shots sharp, even at full zoom, so you can focus on your distant subjects, and keep your mind clear of camera shake
Not just powerful, but precise, the OM System 150-600mm IS zoom lens boasts a premium optical design that delivers brilliantly sharp images, throughout the zoom range. This OM System lens is crafted with high-quality materials and built to withstand the elements, making it your perfect companion for journeying into the great unknown and capturing breathtaking outdoor shots.

OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II Zoom

  • Lens type: Wide-Angle Zoom
  • Max Aperture: F4-5.6
  • Best Uses: Landscape
  • Equivalent Zoom Range: 18-36mm

With the OM System 9-18mm II lens you can explore your creativity without weighing yourself down.  This lens packs a wide 18-36mm equivalent range into a remarkably portable and lightweight design, so you can capture wide-scoping landscapes and frame cramped interiors with ease. The silent MCS autofocus system of this zoom lens ensures smooth, quiet focusing for stunning videos, while the impressive close-up focus makes creative portraits and detail shots possible. This versatile lens is the perfect travel companion for capturing the world around you in its full glory.

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The advanced optical design of this OM System lens for landscapes delivers sharpness without compromise, making it ideal for photographers and vloggers on the go. Explore the world, one awe-inspiring frame at a time.

Olympus PRO 8-25mm F4 WP

  • Lens type: Wide to standard Zoom
  • Max Aperture: F4
  • Best Uses: Landscape, everyday & travel
  • Equivalent Zoom Range: 16-50mm


The Olympus 8-25mm f4 WP is a versatile lens that offers a wide 16-50mm equivalent zoom range; this lets you easily capture landscapes, portraits, and everyday moments. The versatility of this lens, as well as its portability, make it a great option for travel photography. The constant f4 aperture of this impressive zoom lens ensures excellent low-light performance and beautifully blurred backgrounds, while its rugged, weather-sealed build makes it your perfect outdoor partner. Whether exploring cityscapes or scaling mountains, this Olympus zoom lens is ready for anything.

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Olympus 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 WP Zoom

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  • Lens type: All-in-one Zoom
  • Max Aperture: F3.5-6.3
  • Best Uses: Everyday & travel
  • Equivalent Zoom Range: 24-400mm

The Olympus 12-200mm zoom offers an all-in-one solution for everyday shooting; you won't need your full kit of lenses when travelling with this lens in tow. From wide landscapes to tightly-cropped portraits, this Olympus zoom lens can frame it all with class. This versatile marvel goes wherever you do, thanks to its compact size and weather-sealed design. Whether you're braving the elements or strolling through town, this Olympus lens with weather sealing keeps you ready for any spontaneous moment.

Olympus 25mm F1.8 Lens

  • Lens type: Standard Prime
  • Max Aperture: F1.8
  • Best Uses: Portraits & Everyday
  • Equivalent Focal Length: 50mm

The OM System Olympus lens range is not all about versatile zooms, it also offers a variety of classy prime lenses, such as this Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens. Are you thinking to yourself, what is a prime lens? In short, a prime lens does not offer a zoom, but instead a single field of view. In this case, the field of view offered is a 50mm equivalent, which is simply perfect for portraits. The benefits of this Olympus prime lens include a brilliant optical design, which delivers stunning sharpness, and very shallow depths of field - you can finally capture those eye-catching portraits with blurry bokeh that you have always dreamed of.

This Olympus micro four thirds lens packs prime performance into a portable body, keeping your kit nimble and mobile; that's why you bought into the system in the first place!

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