Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens

Super wide-angle zoom lens for Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds cameras

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We'll let you in on a (widely leaked) secret: wide-angle photography can be addictive. When you get your first look at a picture you've taken that features truly breathtaking scope, you'll be hooked. Imagine putting everything you'd feel if you'd been blindfolded and then unmasked at the top of Pike's Peak into a photograph or video — that's the potential you'll unlock when you attach this lens. But it's not just landscapes that will present themselves. Fill a frame with an extreme close-up of your pet, cruising for some cuddling. Tour a house and fit almost every room into the frame from the doorway or threshold. Take a picture of your company's city headquarters that features the lobby and the top floor.

Olympus has built this lens with exacting attention to quality, populating it with high-tech optical elements. Plus, it's extremly portable, no larger than a traditional baby food jar.

Product Highlights:

  • 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens
  • lightweight super wide-angle zoom lens accommodates Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • 18-36mm effective focal length
  • ideal for landscapes, group shots, architecture, and unique explorations of perspective
  • minimum focus distance: 9.84 inches
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
  • exceptional optics include 2 DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) elements and 1 each of the following: Aspherical lens, ED (extra-low dispersion) lens & HR (high refractive index) lens
  • attachment/filter size: 52mm
  • lens is 2-3/16" in diameter, 2-3/16" long
  • weight: 5.47 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens cap

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What's in the box?

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  • Black M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 lens
  • LC-52C front lens cap
  • LR-2 rear lens cap
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Olympus
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 9-18mm
Maximum Aperture F4.0 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Weight 5.47 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Micro Four Thirds Mount: The M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 wide angle zoom lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. It is compatible with the Olympus PEN and OM-D interchangeable lens cameras.

Lens Specifications: The lens has the following specifications:

  • Focal Length: 9-18mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 18-36mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F4.0 (W) - F5.6 (T)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22 (W-T)
  • Angle of View: 62°
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 8 groups, including 2 DSA lenses, Aspherical lens, ED lens and HR lens
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 9.84"
  • Diaphragm: 7 blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter=2.184"; Length=2.13 (2.417" w/caps)
  • Weight: 5.47 ounces

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Wide Angle Travel Lens

Written By Emir, Turkey on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this lens with crutchfield.com discount for 200$, bundle with Om-D Em10. I rather to to get this lens instead of getting kit lens. This lens is equal to 18-36 in FF.

Pros: Silent. Fast. Sharpness. Not good as center at corners.

Cons: Sharpness is not good as center at corners.

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