This list was particularly hard to put together because both Panasonic and Olympus have some great deals under $500, so picking only three was tough, but we have some really great lenses for you here today.
1. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 – $349
If you want that classic 50mm FoV on a M4/3 based body, then there is no better option under $500 than the Olympus 25mm F/1.8. The M4/3 2x crop means this 25mm lens gives you that classic 50mm field of view, and the F/1.8 aperture ensures that you can let in plenty of light.
You can get your hands on the Olympus 25mm F/1.8 over on B&H for just $349.
2. Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm f/2.5 – $347
Another great sub-$500 prime lens option for M4/3 based cameras is the Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F/2.5, which brings us a 28mm full frame FoV equivalent. This is great for people who want shoot landscapes or environmental portraits with their M4/3 camera.
This lens is also incredibly low profile, at less than an inch thick, it can make for a great street photography lens in conjunction with a smaller M4/3 camera body.
You can get your hands on the Panasonic 14mm F/2.5 today over on B&H for just $347.
3. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN – $209
Sigma’s M4/3 Art lenses may not have the clout of their bigger Art series brothers, but these lenses are no pushovers. The 60mm F/2.8 gives you an impressive 120mm full frame field of view equivalent, making it great for tight portraits and other situations where you need a little more reach than normal.
You can get your hands on the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN for just $209 today over on B&H.
What are your top three M4/3 Mount lenses under $500? Do you agree with our list, or do you have your own ideas? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!