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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 6
6.0

Specialty Lens Not Very Special

triode6l6a, Ebay
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Classic MFT Concept Lens But It's Not That Sharp

K. Nowack, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

comparisons against other lenses

Jimbo, Amazon
22 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK, but I'm opting for the Panny 7-14

dmanthree, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: While I liked this lens, and perfer its range to the Panasonic 7-14, the corner softness and red/blue fringing caused me to send it back. I'll wait until I can afford the Panny wide zoom.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Fringing
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work well with my Panasonic G1

Susan Peirce "Canyonlights Photography", Amazon
14 July 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Small and light, but check alternatives

Popeye, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

CA at the edges and not the sharpest in the centre either

J Furlong, Amazon
3 October 2012
  • 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.
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