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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6

The Olympus 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 M.ZUIKO Digital ED Lens (35mm equiva Read more

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
22 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Like any concept, the Four Thirds imaging system has its pros and cons. On the plus side, camera bodies and lenses tend to be very compact, but then the four/thirds aspect ratio that's in keeping with pre-widescreen viewing screens now looks dated.
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REVIEW: Olympus Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED

photodo
21 May 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens costs around £480 and is possibly the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens available covering this angle of view.
  • Pros: Compact, lightweight design, Excellent resolution at f/8 throughout the zoom range., Excellent resistance to flare and ghosting, Fast AF
  • Cons: Chromatic Aberrations at 18mm, Resolution towards the edge of the frame at 9mm
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REVIEW: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Review

photodo
21 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Handling and features This compact ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras offers a 2x zoom range equivalent to an 18-36mm lens on a 35mm camera. It costs around £450 and sports a collapsible design.
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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

DP Review
16 May 2010
  • Summary: Olympus's ultrawide zoom for Micro Four Thirds offers impressive image quality plus fast and silent autofocus, in a tiny package that makes it easily the smallest lens of its type.
  • Pros: Exceptionally small and lightweight, Very good image quality, Fast, practically silent autofocus, Essentially no falloff/vignetting
  • Cons: Relatively high chromatic aberration, Corners somewhat soft wide open (but sharpen up on stopping down), Slightly plastic build for the price
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
7.5
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 8
7.5
Build quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
11 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 is without doubt a very good lens indeed, especially for a relatively inexpensive ultra-wideangle zoom. It's sharp even wide open, has negligible distortion, and shows practically no vignetting. Indeed it's a delight for pixel-peepers looking for high levels of sharpness right across the frame; there's little of the drop in sharpness towards the corners that is often encountered with wideangle zooms.
  • Pros: High image quality - decently sharp from centre to corner even wide open, Extremely low distortion, Essentially no falloff/vigmetting, Small and lightweight
  • Cons: Moderate chromatic aberration (although not excessive for an ultra-wide)
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens review

What Digital Camera
25 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 is a lightweight, compact Four Thirds lens gets the What Digital Camera review treatment...
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Overall 8
8.0

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

ePHOTOzine
6 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This compact ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras offers a 2x zoom range equivalent to an 18-36mm lens on a 35mm camera. It costs around £450 and sports a collapsible design.
  • Pros: Collapsible design, Lightweight, Fast, silent autofocus, Excellent sharpness in the centre of the frame throughout the zoom range, Low distortion, Good value compared to alternative
  • Cons: No lens hood supplied as standard, High CA levels towards the edges of the frame beyond 14mm, Prone to flare
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Overall 9
8.8
Control 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

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

PhotoReview
1 September 2011
  • Summary: A compact, high performance, wide-angle zoom lens for PEN-series cameras.The M Zuiko Digital 9-18mm f/4-5.6 was announced at PMA 2010 as the second ultra-wide zoom lens to be released for Micro Four Thirds system cameras (the first was Panasonic's Lumix G Vario 7-14mm lens). Compact and light in weight, it's an excellent match for PEN camera bodies and will be well suited for travel photography as well as other applications that require wide-angle coverage.
  • Pros: You want a lightweight, wide-angle zoom lens that covers most types of subjects., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters., You require quiet autofocusing for shooting video., You need a lens with adequate flatness of field for architectural photography.
  • Cons: You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You require excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. IMATEST GRAPHS (based on JPEG files from the PEN E-P3)
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Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6

PhotographyBLOG
31 October 2010
  • Excerpt: With the lens attached to an Olympus E-P2 camera body, focusing is essentially silent and surprisingly quick too, thanks to a solution whereby only one compact and lightweight lens element moves on focus. The use of this solution also earned the lens the 'MSC' - Movie & Still Compatible - designation.
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Overall 8
8.0

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

ePHOTOzine
28 April 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens costs around £480 and is possibly the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens available covering this angle of view.
  • Pros: Compact, lightweight design, Excellent resolution at f/8 throughout the zoom range., Excellent resistance to flare and ghosting, Fast AF
  • Cons: Chromatic Aberrations at 18mm, Resolution towards the edge of the frame at 9mm
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