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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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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

DP Review
13 June 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
13 June 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 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. Olympus managed to keep the build quality on high level which is a big step forward from the M.Zuiko 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The AF is basically silent and very fast and as such also very usable for videos.
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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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