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Olympus Zuiko Digital 9-18 mm f/4-5.6 ED

Manufacturer Olympus
Model Zuiko Digital 9-18 mm f/4-5.6 ED
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 9 - 18 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 100 - 62 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 1:8.2
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 13 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Four Thirds
Dimensions 79.5 x 73 mm
Weight 280 g
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Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.50 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Ralf_Hbg
    Ralf_Hbg 19 November 2015, 17:19
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    IP 88.76.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: 480€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: noticable Cromatic Aberration in some contidions, Autofocus slow on my MFT-Bodys (but doesn't matter for my fotography)

    Pros: Sharp, Solid, low disortion, absolutely satisfying results

    Summary: Why an User Opinion after 6 Years Ownership. Because it is my most used lens (of 9), which I like very much. Like other FT lenses it is well corrected itself.

  2. Sam
    Sam 8 February 2011, 04:57
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    IP 24.185.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $400
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow aperture, plasticky build.

    Pros: Great focal range. Good control of distortion. Very sharp corner to corner. Very light, and takes filters. Good control of flare.

    Summary: Great light, relatively cheap ultrawide. It is very sharp and controls distortion well. If you want to try a wide angle lens, few are as competent and affordable.

  3. Nomen
    Nomen 14 April 2010, 16:01
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    IP 193.245.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: ~440 EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Focus by wire. But according to DOF there is nearly no need to focus manually.

    Pros: Lightweight, sharp even wide open, very good against light source.

    Summary: Very good lens with excellent price/value ratio.

  4. coolhardware
    coolhardware 12 July 2009, 18:00
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    IP 71.14.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 505
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Slightly slow (faster maximum aperture would be nice for street photography) Focusing could be faster (SWD would be cool) Concerns about long term durability in the field (probably not an issue, and heavier duty construction might add substantial weight)

    Pros: Excellent range of focal lengths Compact design Lightweight Good image quality Reasonable price Functions well with the Olympus E-P1 (w/adapter) Balances well with the entire Olympus/Panasonic range of cameras

    Summary: Overall the 9-18mm is a winner for me. Its combination of compact size, low price, and good image quality make it an excellent choice for urban cityscape as well as nature landscape photogrpahy.

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