Cosina announce new F and K mount adapter for MFT.


Cosina has today announced Voigtländer-branded adapters to connect F and K mount lenses with Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. The adapters are designed for Voigtländer and Carl Zeiss lenses with Nikon F or Pentax K mounts. They provide only a mechanical connection between the lens and body so only lenses with a manual aperture ring will be compatible. (source cosina japan)


MicroFourThirds lens polls closed. Results.



We closed the latest MicroFourThirds zoom lens poll and it is time to make a serious summary.

Prime lenses poll (click here to see the final results):
The three most voted prime lenses have been the 25mm f/1.4 or faster (42%, 772 Votes) the 12mm f/2.8 or above (tiny lens) (27%, 498 Votes) and the 17mm f/1.4 (26%, 475 Votes).

If you group the lenses by focal lenght we have the 25mm (982 votes) the 12mm (823 votes) and the 17mm (475 votes) as most voted focal lenghts.

Some considerations,

it seems people needs fast lenses. An exception is the 12mm 2.8 lens which should be a perfect portable landscape photography lens. In summary wide to normal lenses are the most requested lenses.


Zoom lens poll (click here to see the final results):
The three most voted zoom lenses have been the 12-30mm f/2.0-2.8 (like the LX3 lens) (18%, 205 Votes) the 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 (18%, 198 Votes) and the 7-14mm f/4.5 (tiny) (15%, 168 Votes)

I grouped the lenses  (I excluded the lenses with less than 50 votes):

UWA Zoom (ultrawideangle zoom)
7-14mm f/4.5 (tiny) (15%, 168 Votes)
6-12mm f/2.8 (12%, 138 Votes)
5-15mm f/5.6 (tiny) (5%, 58 Votes)

WA Zoom

8-18mm f/2.8 (9%, 102 Votes)
10-20mm f/4.0 (tiny) (8%, 95 Votes)
8-18mm f/4-5.6 (tiny) (8%, 86 Votes)

Standard Zoom
12-30mm f/2.0-2.8 (like the LX3 lens) (18%, 205 Votes)
12-40mm f/2.8 (12%, 137 Votes)
12-35mm f/2.8 (8%, 93 Votes)
14-45mm f/2.8 (8%, 91 Votes)
12-60mm f/4-5.6 (tiny) (7%, 77 Votes)
12-35mm f/4 (tiny) (5%, 60 Votes)

Extended Zoom
12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 (18%, 198 Votes)
14-70mm f/2.5-3.5 (7%, 77 Votes)

12-100mm f/4-5.6 (tiny) (5%, 60 Votes)

Portrait Zoom
35-70mm f/2.0 (9%, 104 Votes)

Tele Zoom
40-100mm f/2.8 (8%, 89 Votes)
# 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5 (tiny) (8%, 85 Votes)
# 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (tiny) (7%, 79 Votes)
70-300mm f/2.8-4.0 (7%, 77 Votes)
40-150mm f/4-5.6 (tiny) (6%, 65 Votes)

Macro Zoom
50-150mm f/2.8-f/4 macro (8%, 91 Votes)

Super Tele Zoom
80-400mm f/4-5.6 (5%, 54 Votes)

Feel free to draw your own conclusions. Tomorrow I will send the results to Panasonic and Olympus. Please take note that the proposed focal lenghts and apertures are indications only!

Many thanks for your partecipation!


a little bit of everything…


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Alberto from the forum tried out the 35mm, 50mm and 90mm Leica lenses on the E-P1. Take a look at the results!


In case you missed it, the Samsung NX camera that is supposed to be the first Panasonic GH1 concurrent will probably be announced in November.


That’s all for now!