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Olympus Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 E-ED Digital Zoom Lens for the E Digital SLR System.

SKU: IOM918 MFR: 261058
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About the Olympus 9-18mm

100% Digital-Specific Lens for Sharpness and Rich Colors...

The 9-18mm lens is part of Olympus' expanding line of 100 percent digital lenses designed specifically for digital photography. Unlike other camera companies, Olympus does not rely on old film lenses, which often result in images with softedges or other imperfections.

Olympus has applied its optical expertise to develop the Zuiko Digital 18-36mm equivalent (ED 9-18mm Four Thirds) f4.0-f5.6, a super-wide-angle zoom lens covering a wide focal length range. This compact ultra-wide-angle zoom lens can be used on any of the Olympus E-System digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera bodies, and measures only 3 inches long and weighs a mere 9.88 ounces for greater portability.

The lens lightweight design coupled with In-Body Image Stabilization available in the flagship E-3, E-510 and E-520 makes capturing amazing, blur-free images possible even without a tripod.

Olympus now offers two super-wide-angle zoom lenses (9-18mm affordable consumer lens and 7-14mm splash-proof lens for the pro photographer) that feature both a focal distance equivalent to less than 20mm on a 35mm camera and image stabilization.

Pairing this lens or any of the other Zuiko digital lenses with the new E-520, and its in-body image stabilization, provides a combination ideal for lower light shots like a fountain at night. This combination offers image stabilization for a super wide-angle zoom not found in camera systems with in-lens stabilization.



The Olympus 9-18mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.The Olympus 9-18mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Olympus 9-18mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 9-18mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight.

Olympus 9-18mm Includes

  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • User manual
  • Olympus User Registration & Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (14) , Lightweight (9) , Easily interchangeable (8) , Consistent output (6) , Durable (5) , Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (9) , General purpose (3) , Landscape photography (3) , Night photography (3) , Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Enthusiast (2) , Casual photographer (1) , Professional (1) , Pro photographer (1)

Olympus 9-18mm Features

  • Super wide angle capabilities from 9-18mm (35mm equivalent 18-36mm)
  • Digital Four Thirds Standard
  • Compatible with all Four Thirds Standard cameras
  • Ultra-compact dimensions (3.83" in diameter and 3" in length)
  • Light weight (9.87 oz.)
  • 13 lens elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical ED lens and 2 aspherical elements
  • Minimum focusing distance of 25cm
  • Excellent complement to the Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 (35mm equivalent36-360mm) lens

Olympus 9-18mm Specifications

Focal Length 9-18mm (35mm equivalent focal length 18-36mm)
Lens construction 13 Elements in 9 Groups, including ED Glass Aspherical Lens, Aspherical Lens & DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) Lens
Angle of View 100 to 62 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.12x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.24x)
Minimum Field Size 111 x 148mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture F4.0 (9mm)-F5.6 (18mm)
Minimum Aperture f 22
Filter Size 72mm
Dimension 3.12 x 2.85" / 79.5 x 73mm
Weight 9.7 oz / 275g
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