The Micro Four Thirds system has a pretty extensive lens lineup, but maintaining a collection can be an expensive hobby. Panasonic is providing a cheaper way to expand your photographic options, though, as long as you already own its Lumix G X 14-42mm zoom or G 14mm f/2.5 prime. The company has announced four converters that attach directly onto the front of a regular lens, effectively changing them into fisheye, wide angle, telephoto or macro optics. The wide angle lens attaches only to the 14mm f/2.5 and expands the field of view to 11mm (22mm equivalent), and the teleconverter doubles the 14-42mm zoom's focal length to reach 168mm equivalent. The macro and fisheye converters attach to either lens, and provide a roughly 14-centimeter minimal focusing distance and 120-degree field of view respectively. No official word yet on pricing or availability, but we wouldn't expect these to cost anywhere near as much as a dedicated fisheye or macro lens.
Panasonic announces four lens converters for Micro Four Thirds
Panasonic has announced four lens converters for Micro Four Thirds. The fisheye, wide angle, telephoto and macro adapters attach directly onto the Lumix G X 14-42mm zoom or G 14mm f/2.5 prime lenses.