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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
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Initial Price: 
$700
  • Retractable parking mechanism
  • Optimised for movie shooting with low focusing noise
  • Multi-coating on all lens elements
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
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Overview

Description by Olympus:

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (35mm equivalent focal length: 18-32mm) expands the new lens system. The ultra compactness is undeniable with its a weight of only 155g and a total length of 49mm, possible through the retractable parking mechanism. Compared with our existing ultra wide-angle zoom “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6” the volume has been reduced by 50% and the weight even by 40%. But not only the amazing compactness satisfies, but also the excellent image quality. You can easily create powerful effects of perspective or use it at the wide-end for excellent close-up shooting with a minimum distance of 15cm from the lens front.

  • Ultra wide angle zoom
  • Extreme fast high-speed contrast AF
  • Optimised for movie shooting with low focusing noise
  • Ultra compact with a length of only 49mm
  • Multi-coating on all lens elements
  • Circular aperture diaphragm

Reviews

"The Olympus 9-18mm Micro Four Thirds lens is the second ultra wide angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds market after the Panasonic 7-14mm lens. You can get this lens from either Amazon (Best Price + FREE Shipping), B&H Photo Video or Adorama.

It is priced very aggressively at almost half the price of its expensive Panasonic rival. Olympus did this by keeping the build material lower than the Panasonic, but it is still good to most photographers’

Post date: 27/02/2012 - 21:28

"The M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6 is Olympus's third lens for the Micro Four Thirds system to reach the market, covering the wideangle end of the spectrum. It was first announced at the same time as the E-P2 in November 2009 (alongside a forthcoming 14-150mm superzoom), with more details appearing coincident with the E-PL1's launch in February 2010. Its headline feature is undoubtedly its miniscule size - it adopts the same collapsing design as Olympus's Micro Four Thirds 14-42mm kit zoom to realize dimensions of just 2.2" x 1.9" (57 x 50 mm) when retracted, and an extremely light

Post date: 21/02/2009 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$700
Release Date: 
02/2010
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
AF micro-motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
9 - 18mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
100° - 62°
Zoom Ratio: 
2.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
12 elements in 8 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
56.5mm
Length: 
49.5mm
Weight: 
155.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
52mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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