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Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 OIS 11 (Filter diameter 58mm)

This is the first lens you should buy for your Panasonic GH5 its a cracking all round sharp lens. At a constant f2.8 aperture the 12-35mm will give the equivalent 35mm focal length of 24-70mm. This is my stock lens I use for both video and photography on my GH4.




Lumix 35-100mm f2.8 11 (Filter diameter 58mm)

This should be the second lens the Lumix 35-100mm f2.8 constant aperture lens is a fantastic lens (70-200mm 35mm equivalent). If you have two GH5s and equip yourself with the 12-35 and the 35-100 you have all angles covered.





Lumix 42.5mm f1.2 (Filter diameter 67mm)

Probably the best, sharpest lens in my bag the Lumix Leica 42.5mm (85mm = 35mm). This is a cracking lens and you won’t get much sharper, this is the perfect portrait lens as well as a great interview lens, but just because it opens to f1.2 does not mean you need to use it as wide open all the time, certainly not during an interview.



Taken with the Lumix 42.5mm at f2 on the GH4.

Lumix 7-14mm f4 (Does not take a filter)

The Lumix 7-14mm F4 is certainly worth having for landscape and indoor shots.

Lumix 25mm f1.4 (Filter diameter 46mm)

The only other lens worth considering for your GH5 at present is the Lumix 25mm f1.4 Leica “standard” lens (50mm = 35mm). It’s a cracking lens for shallow depth of field work and interviews.

The biggest hang up people have with Olympus lenses is the lack of OIS but if you use a tripod or higher shutter speeds this should not present a problem, remember the GH5 has a built in Image Stabilizer.

The Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M.ZUIKO PRO lens features a weather-proof construction and bright f2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. From wide-angle to mid-zoom, this lens is suitable for everything from landscapes, group shots, night scenes, portraiture and general purpose photography. Equipped with a Micro Four Thirds mount, the lens features a 7-bladed circular diaphragm to create a natural, soft background blur.

The Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO M.ZUIKO Digital ED lens is the first wide-angle Micro Four Thirds zoom in the M.ZUIKO PRO series. The lens has a compact, lightweight and weatherproof build, as well as the very best optical construction to deliver excellent results. Additional features of the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO M.ZUIKO lens include a manual focus clutch, and an L-Fn button on the base of the lens, not as yet used on Lumix cameras.

The Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO M.ZUIKO Digital lens with 1.4x teleconverter attached extends the zoom power of the lens to a 420mm equivalent, without greatly increasing the weight or size. The lens comes with a maximum f2.8 aperture and a new focusing system which powers two high-grade elements using dual linear motors for ultra-quick and near-silent focusing. The lens offers a 70cm minimum focusing distance at all focal lengths and both feature a metal-cased, dust-, splash- and freeze-proof build.

The Olympus 60mm f2.8 M.ZUIKO Digital ED Micro Four Thirds Lens is a dedicated macro lens with a robust, lightweight design and a fast aperture of f2.8. This lens features a dust and splash proof body making it an ideal lens for outdoor use. Being a dedicated macro lens, it lets you take shots at close range in true (1:1) life size, as well as offering you continuous focusing from this distance to infinity.

The Olympus 12mm f2 M.Zuiko Digital ED prime lens offers superior optical performance in a compact, classic black metal finish body. Designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras the 12mm is great for a broad range of shooting situations, including landscapes, interiors, travel and low light.


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5 comments on this post

  1. Gerry Prost says:

    I’m interest in the MFT to B4 adapter so that I can put a ENG zoom lens on my GH3, AF100A, and or my next purchase the GH4. I do mostly event video (concerts, live theatre, and dance recitals). Could you look into this? I am also interested in adapters that allow us to use other lenses. I have an adapter for Canon EF lenses but it cannot communicate with the lens so it has its own aperture. This doesn’t work very well. Gerry

    HDW : Hi Gerry, please beware this adapter was made for the likes of the AF101 which is expecting heavy PL lenses. I am not so sure putting a large ENG lens onto a small camera like the GH4 is recommended.

  2. david says:


    i have a Genustech Eclipse , i am looking for a lens hood to adapt on my filter nd.

    Do you have any idea?

    Thank 😉

  3. Alain MORIZOT says:

    Hi thanks for your informations. I follow your website every week. Do you know if it’s possible to used an ND filter on the Lumix 7-14mm ?

    HDW : No

  4. Thomas Overal says:


    I am currently working a AF101 and i am using the Olympus 14-35 mm digital with a Lumix adapter witch ‘communicates ‘ with the camera. Now i want to purchase the GH4 and i was wondering if that works the same with that Olympus lens. I would like to hear your oppinion on this,

    Greetings Thomas

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