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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 9-18 mm f/4.0-5.6 ED

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Manufacturer Olympus
Model M.Zuiko Digital 9-18 mm f/4.0-5.6 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 1:10
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 12 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 56.5 x 49.5 mm
Weight 155 g
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Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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3.67 Average
Owners reviews (3)
  1. jonnyindo
    jonnyindo 13 May 2020, 18:46
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    IP 72.133.x.x
    Owner since: 9 years
    Price: $600
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: odd construction, short when folded very long when activatged with an awkward button pushed plasticky, cheap feel f4 too slow for star photography, marginal for indoor use

    Pros: wonderfully light and compact to carry around! convenient 52mm filters! reasonably good sharpness in the center

    Summary: over the last 9 years I have occasionally thought about selling this lens but I decided that the pros listed above outweighed other Panasonic or Olympus (7-14 f2.8) alternatives

  2. zavinac
    zavinac 12 October 2016, 09:41
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    IP 91.213.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 440
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: the Olympus' first implementation of collapsible mechanisme with that pull switch is not perfect

    Pros: good optical quality, small size and weight, good match for smaller m43 cameras

    Summary: This is an underrated lens. The optical quality is more than good enough for amateur photography. The lens is small and lightweight making it a good match for smaller m43 bodies. I use it for landscape and static indoor (interior design). I would not use it for anything moving in low light (indoor) as it is not fast enough.

  3. Tadgh78
    Tadgh78 21 February 2016, 17:11
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    IP 86.47.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $400
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Too slow for normal indoor use. It might work OK for slow moving subjects if you have a camera with in body stabilisation. I don't. As soon as you take in indoors and try to photograph a young child or pet it starts to struggle. On those occasions its time to ramp up the iso or better yet switch to a prime...

    Pros: Very light compared to other wide angle zooms. Quite sharp image and a very usable zoom range. It goes from ultra wide angle to the wide end of normal range. So actually makes a pretty usable walk around lens for outdoors. I'd call this an excellent "landscape lens".

    Summary: An excellent Landscape and walk around lens.Just not Ideal for indoor use.

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