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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
Show below are four Micro 4/3 lenses which show just how small these lenses can be; the Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH (at left) is tiny and weighs only 51 grams!
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