Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
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Soft and plasticity
Bill R, B&H Photo
23 October 2015
Excerpt: Not sure how this lens gets good reviews. I've found it soft in the corners even when stopped down for landscapes. The dated, plastic design also does not inspire confidence. Olympus really needs to update this lens for those who don't wan to buy the higher ended Pro lens.
Excerpt: I'm recently making the move from my Canon to lighter weight M4/3. So far happy with my first Olympus the em 5 mkII - quite a camera. I'm used to wide angle lenses being high contrast and really SHARP - the Canon 10-22 EFS (NOT an L series - the Oly 'pro' equivalent) is tack sharp as an example.
Excerpt: when I tried out this lens in a camera store in California, it seemed fabulous -- exactly what I needed for my Black Magic Pocket. However, when the same lens arrived from B&H warehouse (a few days before I had to go on a long voyage), the zoom was not smooth, there was a nasty bump (always at the...
Excerpt: What can you say - it is a lens hood. Fits securely on lens. I think this hood is very over priced at $25.00 and Olympus should be ashamed for not supplying the lens hood with this lens, especiaslly for a lens in this price range.
Summary: I am just an ordinary picture taker, thought this lens might be what I wanted for some wide angle shots. I can not believe I spent this kind of money for a lens that seems comparable to the kit lens 14/42
Excerpt: I wanted a wide angle lens for frequent interior architecture shots and was impressed by the write-ups I've read on this unit. Although the sharpness is OK I failed to find enough to warrant the price. I love the weight and size but don't like the plasticky feel of the lens or its aesthetic.
Summary: Save a bundle. According to reviews from a large number of web sites, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 is fairly soft near the edges of the frame at all focal lengths and apertures and also suffers from bad chromatic aberration.