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Olympus M ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 micro Four Thirds Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Third Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
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- 9-18mm focal length
- 18-36mm equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds cameras
- F4-5.6 maximum aperture; F22-22 minimum
- 52mm filters
- 0.25m/9.84" minimum focus
- Micro Four Thirds mount for Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras
- Super wide-angle M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 zoom lens; 35mm equivalent 18-36mm
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||LH-55B|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||2.24 x 2.24 x 1.97 inches|
|Item Weight||0.34 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||9 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||12|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.51 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3||Micro Four Thirds||Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Micromotor||manual-focus||Stepper motor||manual_only||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.24 x 1.97 x 2.24 in||2.52 x 3.39 x 2.52 in||2.8 x 2.3 x 2.8 in||3.11 x 4.17 x 3.11 in||2.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 in||2.76 x 3.31 x 2.76 in|
|Item Weight||5.47 ounces||6.7 ounces||0.6 lb||1.18 lbs||4.64 ounces||0.84 lb|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Wide-angle||Zoom lens||Wide-angle||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 millimeters||150 millimeters||12 millimeters||14 millimeters||12||40 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||9 millimeters||40 millimeters||12 millimeters||7 millimeters||12||12 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||67 millimeters||—||46 millimeters||62 millimeters|
OLYMPUS 261503 Zuiko Digital 18–36mm f/4.0–5.6 ED Lens
From the Manufacturer
The M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 (35mm equivalent 18-36mm) lens is designed to maximize the performance advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, and it's significantly lighter and more compact--easily fitting in a jacket pocket.
The new lens, made with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for superior image quality, complements the design of the PEN cameras, including the powerfully simple E-PL1, making it the all-in-one package for consumers with any skill level, including those who are new to photography.
The Micro Four Thirds System standard meets the telecentric requirements of dedicated digital design. Light rays strike the imaging element nearly head-on for optimum edge-to-edge image reproduction. It also enables much more compact design than the Four Thirds System standard (or other interchangeable lens systems) because it reduces the outer diameter of the lens mount by 6mm, and the distance from the lens mount to the sensor (the flange back distance) by approximately half. As a result, M. Zuiko Digital Micro Four Thirds System lenses offer uncompromising professional quality for capturing both still-images and High-Definition (HD) videos, and the lenses are exceptionally compact to make capturing your life more fun.
The super wide-angle M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 zoom lens (35mm equivalent 18-36mm) offers a 100 percent angle of view, and overturns the rule that super wide-angle zooms have to be big and heavy. With a length of just 49mm and a weight of just 155g, it is less than half the size and 60 percent of the weight of the ZUIKO Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6. With its wide angle of view, including background scenery in group photos is a snap, and it can be used to create unique images with a sense of dramatically exaggerated perspective.
By maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System design, compact size, low weight and amazing image quality, the new lens significantly expand the photographic potential of the system. The inner focusing mechanism uses a light, compact, single-element unit to enable exceptionally fast, quiet autofocusing for smooth, superior operating ease during still and video capture. The manual focusing mechanism is designed to offer a responsive feel and precise operation, enabling you an affordable, high-quality means to capture your life in stills or HD videos.
The 9-18mm lens also offers quieter and more responsive AF performance, and provide professional image quality for capturing amazing still images and videos. It is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds System Olympus PEN cameras, and all other current and future cameras that comply with the Micro Four Thirds System standard. When mounted on an Olympus PEN camera, the lens is stabilized thanks to the camera's in-body Image Stabilization system and offer effective shake compensation at all focal lengths.
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Top customer reviews
A slight amount of chromatic aberation is apparent in the corners of the image but not in the central area, not objectionable to my eye and easily corrected.
The 35mm equivalent 18-36mm field of view is outstanding on a Micro Four Thirds camera -- especially for such a small and lightweight lens.
The chief competitor is the Panasonic 7-14mm lens, also rated highly by reviewers and offering the advantages of wider field of view (35mm equivalent 14-28mm) and some auto-correction when used on a Panasonic camera but more expensive, larger and does not accept filters.
This lens is not stabilized on a Panasonic camera but is stabilized on Olympus cameras since they have camera-body stabilization -- although a wide angle lens shows little hand vibration.
I would give the lens 5 stars but I'm disappointed at this price that it comes without a hood or even a soft case, items that are included on lenses like the Panasonic 14-45mm, 45mm and 45-200mm lenses.
Overall, I highly recommend this lens so far based on a few days use.
This lens is a miracle of compactness. The collapsible design is ingenious and, unlike the Olympus 14-42, this one doesn't look dinky.
The lens focuses really fast (on the Olympus OM-D) and produces great images.
Any distortion in this lens is software-corrected, so straight lines look straight.
It is a little expensive, but totally worth it.
It a very decent wide angle lens with very little distortion at 9mm.
I find it great for indoor shooting where wider angle is desirable, but distortion is not.
Incredibly small & light weight and feels decently well made too.
The lens locks open when in use and the unlock button closes it down after use.