Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
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Small, Light, and Pretty Sharp
Rick R., Amazon
17 July 2015
Summary: As of July, 2015 there are only 3 ultra wide zoom options for micro four-thirds: this lens (Olympus 9-18mm), the Panasonic 7-14mm F4, and the Olympus 7-14mm F2.8. I chose the 9-18mm. It's small, light, acceptedly sharp, and takes filters.
Excerpt: While not as wide or fast as the other micro 4/3 options, this lens is sharp, compact, versatile, and relatively inexpensive. It is fast becoming one of my favorite lenses. It pairs extremely well with my OMD-EM5II.
Summary: The lens is fine, but a 7 - 18 would be much better. It isn't quite wide enough for all purposes. I really don't lock the unlock feature. I find it annoying and I am not sure why they have it. Picture quality, build and focus is as expected with all Olympus lenses, excellent.
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...
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. I would reccomend buying an ND filter of some kind, it just enhances landscapes 10 fold
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 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.