As some of you seem a little dropped on what is possible with this mount microphone 4/3 I'll make a small point.
This frame is that of the camera AF101, the Panasonic Lumix “G” (G1/G2 GF1/GF2 GH1/GH2) but all the Olympus Pen etc..
First you must know that this is a standard that is the result of a collaboration between Olympus and Panasonic. The first device released this mount is equipped with the Panasonic Lumix G1 ago now 2 years (end 2008). Then came the “Pen” and other “G” among which the famous Panasonic GH1 spring 2009. Since many manufacturers have joined this standard and nouveslles expected Fuji / Sanyo / Sigma Kodak.
The principle of micro 4/3 which is a variation of 4/3 already initiated some years ago by 2 same manufacturers is to provide a very low optical printing which enables it via adapter rings can climb about anything that is on the glass market.
I usually talk about the manufacturers that I find worthy and it is called Novoflex I often website.
For Micro 4/3 in this German industrial there are adapters to go to optical :
- Canon FD
- Contax / Yashica
- Leica M
- Leica R
- One later 645
- Minolta AF / Sony Alpha
- Minolta MD
- Olympus OK
- Pentax 6×7
- Pentax K
What is not yet at their catalog is the Canon EF mainly because these lenses have no physical contact for controlling the diaphragm but an electrical contact.
For those eyeing the cinema a PL adapter is available from HotRod Camera
Now mount micro 4/3 there are optical Panasonic therefore, Olympus also in course but also Zeiss therefore just released their Premium Compact Series 2 (CP2) are mounted.
Other prestigious brands such as Leica optics are also in collaboration with Panasonic,
Voigtlaender is a registered trademark of Cosina recent years joined the consortium and has just released a 25mm f:0,95 that looks gorgeous. What is interesting is that we are seeing a change in our business with these technological developments and especially I think the divide between small worlds and Photo Film Video will finally be able to talk together and to stop toiser .
All micro objectives 4/3 are listed on the page of the consortium website.
As I have already written the best zoom currently on the market openness is certainly Olympus 14/35 f:2 in monture 4/3 it works perfectly with the AF101 but it is not stabilized.
For electrical zoom that operators usually use on camcorders reporting such, it does not exist yet in the frame but may be considered in terms of seeing a manufacturer rushing on the opportunity because many people are used to the ergonomics.
It is clear that nothing exists at the moment but it would be strange that we see out of the woods one day or anything else. I remain on the lookout !