Best Zoom Lenses for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (DxOMark)

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Olympus E-M1 II (B&H/ Adorama/ AmazoneBay) mirrorless camera was officially announced in September 2016. DxOMark tested more than 20 zoom lenses covering focal lengths from an ultra-wide-angle 7mm to a super-telephoto 300mm. See the details below:

Best Wide-angle Zoom/  Best Standard Zoom/ Best Telephoto Zoom/ Best Super Telephoto Zoom

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Olympus E-M1 Mark II

According to the Dxomark, Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 lens is the best wide-angle zoom for Olympus E-M1 Mark II with the overall score of 19. You can also choose the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens, which is only one point lower than the Panasonic.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 lens  19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Olympus E-M1 Mark II

Standard zoom lens offers a wide-angle through to short-telephoto focal length, making them a convenient choice for landscapes and portraits. From below, you can see, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 is the best standard Prime lens for Olympus E-M1 Mark II, followed by the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Olympus E-M1 Mark II

In this range from below, Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH is the best telephoto zoom lens for Olympus E-M1 Mark II, but it is very expensive. You can choose Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH lens under $200.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Olympus E-M1 Mark II

If you are looking for “all-in-one” lenses for your Olympus E-M1 Mark II, you can buy Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH and Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II.

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

 

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