Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
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Soft, and it stopped working
Griz, B&H Photo
20 May 2015
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.