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. First, it's a well constructed lens, very light and small (compared to the 12-40 f2.8 zoom), however, after taking it out a few times it became obvious that the extreme wide angles were only going to be useful in rare situations, especially since my new 12-40...
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.
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. Unfortunately it turns out I must be a pixel peeper because I took this out this morning for a few shots and wasn't that impressed with it.