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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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