Specifications for Olympus Mirrorless Camera Lenses and Their Uses
Unlike DSLR cameras, Olympus mirrorless cameras do not require a reflex mirror in order to function. Because these types of cameras do not need to use viewfinders, their digital sensors can provide you with a preview of the subject you want to photograph using an electronic screen. If you are shopping for mirrorless lenses to accessorize your camera, you may find it helpful to understand some of the most common types that are available to you and how they work.How do you choose a compatible zoom lens?
You can choose a lens that is compatible with your mirrorless camera by:
- First: Checking for compatible lenses that Olympus produces.
- Next: Using lenses that are compatible with the mounting system on your mirrorless camera.
- Then: Choosing any lens that is compatible with a Micro Four Thirds mount if you have any mirrorless cameras that include a Micro Four Thirds mount.
- Finally: Installing an adapter to make various lenses work with your mirrorless cameras.
You can find several mirrorless lenses that are designed to meet specific needs, such as:
- Macro or zoom lenses: This is an option for close-up photography.
- Wide or ultra wide-angle: These lenses may allow you to capture more of the background scene or photograph a panoramic view.
- Telephoto or teleconverter: These lenses may give your mirrorless cameras a longer focal length. This increase in the length of the focal point may allow you to narrow the field of the cameras view and bring more focus to your subject.
- Pancake: These lenses for mirrorless cameras usually offer a standard optical package in a frame that can be more compact or lightweight than standard varieties.
You may find lenses that can be attached to these main systems:
- Four Thirds: This mounting system is a standard for DSLR camera models and mirrorless cameras alike. This system is tailored for use with digital sensors and is smaller than some other types and yields a crop factor of 2.
- Micro Four Thirds: This mounting system shares the same image sensor size as the regular Four Thirds system. However, because it is micro, it does not include additional space for either a pentaprism or a mirror box.
Each lens has a particular focal type and maximum length that can range from:
- Fixed or prime focal length types
- Zoom lens focal length types
- Overall focal lengths starting at 7 millimeters and going up to 300 millimeters
The range of apertures for mirrorless cameras include:
- f/1.2 to f/3.5
- f/3.5 to f/6.3
- f/4 to f/5.6