Added by on June 2, 2013

With the arrival of the new BMPC, many users have been asking what lenses will be compatible with this camera. The most important thing to consider is that the camera has an active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, so you can use commonly available low cost M4/3 lenses with full electronic control.
(Olympus, Panasonic, Leica)

Besides this, the BMPC lets you use a wide range of lenses. You can use adapters for Canon EF, Nikon F, ARRI PL or 16mm cine mount lenses.

This list will focuses on native M4/3 lenses, and it’s just to help you get started on your lens search.  If you would like to add any other lens please let me know!

 

 

LensWeightapertureCommentPhotosVideos
Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph Approx. 305g / 10.8ozF2.8Best All Rounder1.
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens Approx. 55g / 1.94ozF2.5Super Light1 2
Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens Approx 99 g / 3.5 oz F1.7Fast1 2 3
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH Approx 300g / 10.58 ozF4Wide1
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Approx 540g / 19.05 ozF0.95Super Fast1
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Approx 410g / 14.4 oz F0.95Super Fast
Olympus 17 1.8 Approx 120 g / 4.23 oz F1.8
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens Approx 116g / 4.09 ozF1.81 2 3
Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Approx 185g / 6.53 ozF2.8
SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T1.6 Approx 330g (11.64 oz)T1.6
SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 25mm T0.95 Approx 450g / 15.87ozT0.95

POWER ACCESORIES

PowerComment
Nikon EN-EL20 Li-ion Battery (1020mAh)

Extra battery, the pocket camera includes 1 battery. There are generic ones, but going Nikon makes sense.
--------- Nikon MH-27 Battery Charger ----------

So you are not using your pocket camera to charge the batteries!
LensCoat BatteryPouch DSLR 1+1 (2 Pack, Black)

Protection for your batteries
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  • Avatar of Crest Pictures

    Thanks for the rundown. I’m wondering if you could let me know if this lens will work on the Pocket:
    LUMIX® G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. Lens http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/H-PS45175K

    My wife is getting this lens for the Panasonic G5 camera and I was hoping to share it with the Pocket camera when I receive it. I’m mostly concerned if the focus and iris features of the Pocket will work to control the lens.

    Thanks

    • Avatar of bmcc

      It will definitely work with pocket since it complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. The only thing you need to be aware is that the crop is 1.3-1.4 so that lens is effectively 60mm – 236mm so I bit long.

      the pocket camera has an active m43 mount so it should talk to lens fine, in theory ;)

  • Avatar of Dennis Farris

    Will Panasonic – Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens work? I never see this lens on any list.

    • Avatar of y

      I also ordered my Pocket today. But i am wondering if this lens (Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm f/2.0 4/3 lenses (not a m4/3)) will work on the Pocket?

      Thank