Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
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4.3 rating from 53 reviewers correct
George H, B&H Photo
25 April 2014
Excerpt: Most important thing is the lens gives excellent results, sharp and good color from a 1/2 pound compact lens. Images from 1st 12 shots still good with 10x enlargement! This means it can be your everyday lens (and it is now on my M10) because you can crop image of a far off object if you don't have time to change to a telephoto. Not perfect but better than missing the shot.I would rate this lens as 5 star if price was[$] and a lens hood was included.
Wide angle lens that accepts filters for MFT with good infrared performance
Photography Fan, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Very good center sharpness. Very bad edge sharpness. Got this for my infrared-converted Olympus E-PM2 because it is the only ultrawide angle lens that can accept filters (52mm). Infrared performance is perfect (no flares) at wide apertures. Starts to show some flare gradually as you step down.
Excerpt: I just got this lens, use it on a GH3. Its is much smaller than I expected(not in a bad way) Micro 4/3 lenses and all small compared to larger Canon or Nikon lenses. Great for landscapes and action sports.
Excerpt: A good lens. I love the zoom range. In prior experience with film, I never had wider than 24mm, which I liked very much, and I always missed that focal length with digital zooms typically stopping at 28mm equivalent. Now I find that I'm using the wide end of this zoom more than anything. I have used it mainly for videos. Whatever distortion there is does not pose a problem. The zoom ring is slightly too stiff/rough for video, so far; maybe it will get smoother with use.
I liked it, haven't tried it underwater yet though
Luis Felipe Gomez, Amazon
30 August 2013
Summary: I bought this for underwater photography and have not had a chance to dive with it yet. I tried it once snorkeling and got good pictures of leopard sharks, got very close to these guys and it the lens focuses fast and sharp. I also tried it topside, attached a diopter and played with wide-angle macro, I am excited for macro possibilities underwater!
Excerpt: I love how the Olympus m4/3 camera's are very infrared friendly making it quite easy to get some false color or monochrome near infrared photographs Since I most often take false color IR landscapes, I opted for this lens for its' versatility with focal length range, size and filter-ability as opposed to say the Lumix Vario 7-14 which was bigger, a more limited focal length, and would be a bit more complicated to use filters with The only apprehension I have about it is,...
Summary: This is a pretty good lens for the money. I have been pleasantly surprised of the photos I have taken in the Sierra with this lens mounted on the E-PL2. The combination is small, lightweight and produces good images. The build is adequate, but not great (want great build buy HG and SHG Zuiko 4/3rds lenses) The fact that a filter can be mounted matters to me (note--the Panasonic is not designed to accept filters). Accidents can happen out there. This is a good lens.