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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
8.7 out of 10

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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Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6

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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

DP Review
8 August 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
8 August 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.
  • 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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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
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 7
7.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

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

photozone.de
22 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED is an engineering masterpiece. It is the most compact and light-weight ultra wide angle lens that we've reviewed to date. It is easy to use despite its small size and rather unusual retractable design.
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 review

TechRadar UK
22 July 2010
  • Summary: It's a game of Four Thirds
  • Pros: Compact design, Good build quality, Good performance
  • Cons: Lack of focus distance scale, Autofocus a bit temperamental, Limited wide-angle performance
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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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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6

digicambuyer.co.uk
14 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The little Zuiko Digital 9-18mm is competent rather than stunning, but it’s pretty good value for an own-brand lens, and there’s precious little competition
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