In this episode, I speak about my experience of switching from all native micro four thirds lenses to adapted Canon EF zoom lenses. I was looking for a reasonably priced super wide angle zoom for my micro four thirds system. They must fulfil 3 criteria:
1. It has to start from 14-16mm full frame equivalent
2. It must have a constant aperture of F2.8
3. It must be able to mount round filters (of maximum 82mm size).
Unfortunately, there isn’t any super wide angle zoom within the micro four thirds system that fulfil those 3 criteria.
Incidentally, I was looking at speedboosters, namely the Viltrox EF-M2 II, to adapt APS-C lenses for my needs. With the Viltrox speedbooster and a super wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor, I concocted a lens combination that no system in the world has.
In the end, I sold all of my native micro four third lenses and swapped them for Canon mount zoom lenses. I now effectively have a 16-23mm F2 and a 34-149mm F2.8.
You may want to check out the items mentioned in this video:
Viltrox EF-M2 II: https://amzn.to/2VLttSV
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 DX-II: https://amzn.to/2TFngW4
* this is the version II, which is newer and and slightly more expensive. I bought a used version I for cheap.
Canon 24-105 F4L: https://amzn.to/32WCkms
* I bought the discontinued Mark I version. Look out for bargains in local used market!