The best Olympus lenses (OM System) in 2024: outstanding Olympus glass

Best Olympus Lenses (OM System)
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The "best Olympus lenses" (OM System, as the range will gradually be renamed) are ideal for Olympus / OM system camera users. While OM System and Panasonic lenses are physically interchangeable, there are a couple of key reasons why OM users might want to stick to the manufacturer's own line of M.Zuiko lenses: full compatibility, additional and superior performance, and of course brand loyalty!

Of course, we all need to train ourselves out of the habit of calling them the best Olympus lenses, since the brand is now officially called OM System. The latest lenses, for example, are the OM System M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro II and the OM System M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4 Pro

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at

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