Best Landscape Lens for Micro 4/3 Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for the best landscape lens for Panasonic and Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless cameras (Panasonic GH5, G9, G95, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, E-M5 Mark III etc.), you’re at the right spot. Keep in mind that certain lenses may offer an extra feature or two when used with the camera body made by the same manufacturer. A typical example would be slightly better image stabilization (though this applies only to optically stabilized lenses). Other than that, all micro 4/3 lenses will work on any micro 4/3 mirrorless camera. That being said, here are our favorite landscape micro 4/3 lenses:

Best Choice – Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

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When it comes to optical performance, there’s no better wide-angle zoom lens for micro 4/3 cameras. Not only is this 14-28mm full-frame equivalent lens super sharp but it also offers constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. This makes it not only a great option for landscape photography, but an excellent choice for low-light shooting, astrophotography, nightscapes and more!

As you’d expect from a high-end Olympus PRO lens, the build quality is superb. Unfortunately, it is not cheap and doesn’t take screw-on filters, which may turn away some people. If standard filters are extremely important to you, we suggest you take a look at the next lens we suggest. Let’s get back to the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 for now, though. It is dust, splash, and freezeproof, which means you can use it in harsh environments. The lens also features a non-removable lens hood that protects the bulbous front element.

Overall, we think this is an excellent ultra-wide angle zoom lens for micro 4/3 mirrorless cameras, if you have the budget for it.

Option #2 – Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4

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This Panasonic lens doesn’t go as wide but it reaches further (it’s a 16-36mm full-frame equivalent lens) and it’s definitely more affordable. It doesn’t have constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range like the aforementioned Olympus lens, but that’s not too important for a landscape lens. This also allows the lens to be considerably lighter (11.1 ounces or 314 grams vs 18.8 ounces or 534 grams), and this definitely makes a big difference when you’re hiking or traveling.

You should also keep in mind that 7mm is quite a bit wider than 8mm, so if you enjoy taking ultra wide-angle shots, the Olympus may be a better choice. However, we think that for a large number of people 8mm or 16mm full-frame equivalent focal length is certainly wide enough. Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8-4 is quite sharp, especially when you stop it down a bit, which is pretty common in landscape photography anyway. All things considered, this is another excellent lens that can save you some money over the Olympus if you don’t need that extra mm on the wide end.