Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
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Specialty Lens Not Very Special
8 December 2013
Summary: I recently bought the new Olympus E-M1 digital camera along with the new Pro ED 12-40mm f2.8 lens. I've always wanted a super wide lens to replace one I had a long time ago, and the 9-18 seemed like a good choice.
Summary: This lens is really small and has a great range, 18 to 36 35mm equivalent. It's nice and small and fits with the MFT concept very well. I use it on the Lumix GX1 body and it's what MFT was supposed to be about. However, it's just not that sharp.
Summary: This lens is smaller than it looks in the pictures. I was apprehensive about buying this lens due to it's small size and the quality it might give up to achieve it, but I need a small/lightweight wide angle for long hikes up mountains.
Summary: I am sure this is a great lens but it didn't work well with my Panasonic G1 with the adaptor. I wouldn't make a decision about using this with an OM camera based on my review. With the panasonic, it worked very slowly in focusing using AF and there was quite a bit of softness.
CA at the edges and not the sharpest in the centre either
J Furlong, Amazon
14 August 2010
Summary: I could never work out if I was a 'pixel peeper' until I purchased this lens. The research I'd done indicated that it was fine if you weren't bothered by a little bit of CA (chromatic aberration) at the edges and that, as a compact wide-angle zoom, this did the job. That's what I'd read.
Summary: I quite liked this lens, but returned it in favour of the 12mm prime as I thought the softness in the corners would bother me too much with the 9-18. I think mine may have had a bit of softness down one side as well. It's not a bad lens and you can find plenty of reviews for and against it.