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Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (37)

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    (14)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Easily interchangeable (30)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (30)
  • Consistent output (28)
  • Strong construction (17)

Cons

  • Slow focus (4)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (34)
  • Low light (10)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Weddings (7)
  • General purpose (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (5), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

olympus makes the best lenses

By THORCAT

from NY NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

    TAKES AMAZEING PHOTOS

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    5.0

    all fit in the picture

    By Claudio

    from Viña del Mar, Chile

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

      Now I can take those urban wide angle photos I always wanted to make and great image quality. In the group photo, nobody left out.

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      5.0

      Great Wide Angle

      By Zoriana

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

          Love this lens! Very versitile and light enough to use daily.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super compact wide angle lens

          By Tim V.

          from Kansas City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

            this lens works extremely well with olympus E-620. It is very light and compact, a four thirds advantage over other mainstream lenses. Autofocus
            is very responsive. It has a quality feel even for a standard grade lens. Picture
            quality is very detailed and sharp. I am glad I purchased this lens, it has a
            much wider field than the standard kit 14-42 lens. I have taken several landscape shots in just the first week of owning it, all with fantastic results.
            I hope olympus will continue making four thirds lenses, and bring back some more mid and entry level dslr's.

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            5.0

            Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED

            By kwgary

            from Granite Bay, California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Excellent Photos results
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Great price
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

              An excellent lens for family and landscaping Photography. Thanks, Ken

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Dollars Spent = GREAT VALUE

              By ibSoCalfotog

              from Lake Elsinore, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                Another great optic by Olympus for not so much money! This lens performs better than what one would expect for the amount of money spent. Though I paid only about 15% less than list price of [$] it is a bargain for such fine optics. I use this lens for primarily landscape shots and the depth of field is fantastic. Without stopping down to f22 you can get everything from foreground to background sharp. I have found almost no vignetting with great edge sharpness. About the only thing I would have liked would have been a bit faster lens but then again, price dictates what a manufacturer will offer at any price point. Would I recommend this lens? With 5 stars!!!!

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                4.0

                I would highly suggest this product

                By R Scott

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                  I am developing my interest in photography and the addition of a super wide lens to my bag has been a great one. It provides depth not provided in a regular lense of this size.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I wanted.

                  By Sammy

                  from Massachusetts

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                    I wanted a lens to take wide shots of seascapes in my area. This is just what I wanted. It is light and fits in my kit. The pictures are crisp, but are better with a filter because of the water element in the photos I take. Without the water the lens is great.

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                    5.0

                    Must Have for Landscape and Interiors

                    By Toni S

                    from Toronto, ON Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                      Compact but mighty wide-angle lens. Performing really well with my E-410 and creating amazing wide-angle shots for both landscape and interior photos. This lens are mandatory for any photographer with ambition to increase dramatic appeal of the outdoor shots or enhance the spatial impression for an interior photo. Compact size and a good price (at B&H) complete a solid package. This is probably the best lens out of Olympus' standard quality line-up.

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                      5.0

                      Great value for money

                      By Hans-Henrik

                      from Aarhus, Denmark

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                        I bought this super wide angle for my Olympus 510 dslr on the first day of my visit in New York. It turned out to be a beloved companion in my efforts to catch the skyscrapers, bridges, and views on camera. The quality is good and the price is low, so this is a very fine bargain for Olympus dslr-ovners.

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                        2.0

                        not as expected

                        By Sergio

                        from Livorno, Italy

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Optical Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Achitectures

                        Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                        Optical quality poor. It doesn't worth the price.

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens for the Money.

                        By Jman in Cleveland

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Architectural photography
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                        Great for landscape and architechural photography

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                        5.0

                        It's so cool!super wide angle! I love it

                        By Lung

                        from Tarrytown, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                          It's really good!! i use it to take picture of all my best friends !!
                          and beautiful building !!
                          it's really useful !!
                          because this is super wide angle !!!

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                          4.0

                          Super wide angle 9 -18mm f/4 -5.6 lens

                          By Graeme

                          from Maryland

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Confined spaces
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                            This wide angle 9-18mm Zuiko lens works really well attached to my Olympus E30 and E5. Impressed with the fast and accurate focus. Avisable to always use a uv protector filter as dirt easily lodges at the circumference of the front edge of lens.
                            Well worth the purchase for the price! Easy to mount, very lightweight. Produces sharp images at f8 consistantly. I purchased this 9-18mm lens to compliment my 12-60mm swd lens when an extra wide angle shot was required .

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                            5.0

                            wide angle surprise

                            By danzointhebowl

                            from Newcastle, Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                              I have used the lens for internal home shots, and external wide shots and I an very happy with the results so far.

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                              5.0

                              Everyone should have one.

                              By Buzz

                              from Granite Bay, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                                  I'll use this lens in my future travels. I've been on all seven continents and should have had this lens on each of the trips. Everyone who enjoys photography should have this lens as an addition to their normal lens.B&H lives up to its committment and reliability.[@]

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                                  4.0

                                  Very good quality

                                  By Guyten

                                  from Miami

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                                      What I expected, but I made a mistake I needed the one for Micro 4/3

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Hard to beat

                                      By George

                                      from Los Angeles

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Small and lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Very good value

                                      Cons

                                      • Not good for competitors

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                                      This 18mm equiv. lens gives a wider view than my 28mm equiv. lens, and is helpful in getting in one shot that otherwise would take several stitched together.
                                      Stopping down to f/8 is still necessary to get extreme depth of field from foreground to background.

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                                      5.0

                                      great wide angle lens

                                      By wachkds

                                      from Brussels, Belgium

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Sharp lens

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel Photography

                                        Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                                        This wa zoom lens equivalent to a 18-36 35mm lens is really sharp, while remaining lightweight . Price to pay is the aperture (4-5.6) but this allows the zoom to remain so lightweight and suited to travel photography. Use it with a camera that features IS (E-520, E-620, E-3 or E-5)

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                                        5.0

                                        Great quality for the price

                                        By Architect Man

                                        from NY, NY

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital SLR:

                                              Great for documenting interior spaces for conservation purposes.

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