Best Lenses for the Olympus E-PL7


Olympus PEN E-PL7 is the ultimate selfie camera, featuring a flip-down touch screen and selfie mode to create the ultimate selfie every time. DxOMark tested both own brand lenses from Olympus, and third party options from Panasonic and Sigma. Here are best lenses for Olympus E-PL7.

Best  Wide-angle Prime Lenses | Best Standard Prime Lenses |  Best Telephoto Prime Lenses | Best Standard Zoom Lenses | Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Best wide-angle prime lenses for Olympus E-PL7

DxOMark tested nine wide-angle primes covering a 12mm to 20mm focal range (equivalent to 24mm–40mm in full-frame terms) through their paces on Olympus E-PL7. The best wide-angle prime lens is Panasonic LEICA DG 15mm/F1.7 ASPH lens.

Lens DxOMark Check Price
Panasonic LEICA DG 15mm/F1.7 ASPH 18 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 18 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH 18 Amazon/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Prime Lenses for Olympus E-PL7

In this range, there is no Olympus own-brand standard prime lenses. The best standard prime lens for Olympus E-PL7 is Panasonic LEICA DG 25mm/F1.4. The second best lens is Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN Lens.

Lens DxOMark Check Price
Panasonic LEICA DG 25mm/F1.4 ASPH 19 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN Lens 16 Amazon/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Olympus E-PL7

From the list, you can see Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 and Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 are the best-performing lenses for Olympus E-PL7 with the overall scores of 22 points. You can also choose the cheaper Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens, it is only for $299.

Lens DxOMark Check Price
Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 22 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 22 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 19 Amazon/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Olympus E-PL7

The top standard zooms are Olympus M Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro and Panasonic G X VARIO 12–35mm f/2.8 ASPH offering the fixed f/2.8 maximum aperture through the focal range.

Lens DxOMark Check Price
Olympus M Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro 17 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic G X VARIO 12–35mm f/2.8 ASPH 16 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 7–14mm ASPH 12 Amazon/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Olymus E-PL7

DxOMark tested seven telephoto zoom lenses on Olympus E-PL7 and the best lens is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40–150mm f/4.0–5.6 with a top DxOMark score of 11 points. It is now only for $99.

Lens DxOMark Check Price
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40–150mm f/4.0–5.6 11 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Olympus 75-300mm  f4.8-6.7 II 10 Amazon/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH 10 Amazon/Adorama/eBay


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