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Size comparison of Various Lenses

The Micro Four Thirds(M.4/3) format affords the ability to create very small and lightweight lenses The Four Thirds format requires a greater offset to the sensor, and was/is the original standard, originally intended for a DSLR-type camera.

The Olympus Super High Grade (SHG) lenses are full Four Thirds (requiring a lens adapter to use on a M.4/3 camera, but should not really be taken as demonstrative of a bulk issue with full Four Thirds: the SHG lenses were designed to place optical performance first and foremost, and this naturally results in large and heavy lenses.

Small Micro Four Thirds lenses

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Four small Micro Four Thirds lenses from Panasonic and Olympus—
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5, 20mm f/1.7 and Olympus 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8 ED
Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon for Canon/Nikon, Olympus Zuiko 12mm f/2 Micro Four Thirds

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