We recently published our full review of the Panasonic Lumix GM1
, and thought it would be interesting to see how small the Panasonic Lumix GM1 is when used with a number of different lenses:
The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is an extremely compact camera when used with the new 12-32mm lens designed for the camera - this sits flush with the lens mount, however, many Micro Four Thirds lenses are larger than this with a wider diameter, this causes the bottom of the camera to be higher than the lens, as you can see in the photo below:
The Panasonic Lumix GM1 in black matches the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH. II lens
Panasonic Lumix GM1 with Leica 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens
- The larger the lens, the more difficult it is for the camera to sit comfortably on a flat surface.
Panasonic Lumix GM1 with Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens
- The 9-18mm lens was one of the first collapsable lenses after the 14-42mm kit lens from Olympus, and fits extremely well with this compact camera.
Put the Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens on the GM1, and the lens looks like it was designed to be as small as possible, fitting very neatly.
The Lomography Micro Four Thirds Experimental lens kit
is another set of lenses that fits very neatly on the compact Panasonic Lumix GM1.
The Olympus 15mm f/8 Cookie / Body Cap Lens
(with f/2 mod) is one of the smallest Micro Four Thrids lenses available, with just the PinWide
being smaller than it.
The Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95
fits quite nicely on the GM1, and focus peaking will help with manual focusing of this lens.
The Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
is one of the largest Micro Four Thirds lenses available, and dwarfs the GM1, however it does provide the equivalent of 150-600mm telephoto reach, in a lens and camera combination much smaller than would be possible with a traditional Digital SLR.
Read our full Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review