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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens

BH #OL91840 • MFR #261503
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 18-36mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4-5.6 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
A versatile and compact wide-angle zoom, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens from Olympus is an 18-36mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The advanced optical design couples with a retractable lens design to realize a sleek form factor while maintaining consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the zoom range. Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, one aspherical element, and a high refractive index element control spherical aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness and resolution, and one extra-low dispersion element reduces chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high clarity and color accuracy. The lens is also characterized by its Move & Still Compatible autofocus system that is quick, quiet, and smooth to suit both photo and video shooting applications.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Overview

A versatile and compact wide-angle zoom, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens from Olympus is an 18-36mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The advanced optical design couples with a retractable lens design to realize a sleek form factor while maintaining consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the zoom range. Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, one aspherical element, and a high refractive index element control spherical aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness and resolution, and one extra-low dispersion element reduces chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high clarity and color accuracy. The lens is also characterized by its Move & Still Compatible autofocus system that is quick, quiet, and smooth to suit both photo and video shooting applications.

Wide-angle zoom lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 18-36mm equivalent focal length range.
Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, along with one high refractive index element and an aspherical element, reduce spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness with minimal distortion.
One extra-low dispersion element suppresses color fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Retractable lens design with a locking button maintains a compact profile when the lens is not in use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332174535

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Specs

Focal Length9 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18 to 36mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View100° to 62°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.22 x 1.95" / 56.5 x 49.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.03" / 76.9 mm
Weight5.47 oz / 155 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.4 x 3.3 x 3.3"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Reviews

Impressive

By Terry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-29

The build and lock mechanism are a little idiosyncratic, but this lightweight, compact, well-engineered zoom is an invaluable tool. Distortion is acceptable for a lens this wide, the resolution is impressive, and the Olympus 5-axis stabilization compensates for the the slowness of the aperture

Lightweight lens

By Catherine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-03

There is a Pro version of this lens, but I could not afford it. I bought this one instead and have been very happy with it.

Great lens for underwater

By Jill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-19

I have only gone out twice so far but have gotten great underwater close up shots! Love the zoom capability!

Super Lens!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-05

This is a great lens. Lightweight wide angle zoom lens! Takes great sharp photos and videos. Use it almost like a prime lens.

Amazing compact lens

By Emerson
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-21

To me, it belongs to the compact holy binity (the other one being the Pany 35-100 f/4-5.6). They cover an incredible range (the missing 19-34mm range you cover by walking a little bit or getting a zoom pancake) and weight less than 150g each. Can you have it in any other system?  I hope Olympus and Panasonic dont forget the main strength of this system. Negatives: The silver accent at the bottom; The cosmetic (and optional) hood. Hint: the alternative LH-55C for the 12-50mm is more useful and doesnt vignette; The price.

Lumix Panasonic Camera issue with Olympus lens

By Daniel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-24

Suddenly my Olympus 9-18 mm stopped working in my Lumix GX8 camera, sent all to Panasonic, no solution. Attempting to upgrade Olympus lens firmware on the 9-18 bmm lens to no avail, going in circles on that process. I'd avoid mixing lens with other camera brands, just about wrecked my vacation in Armenia, not worth the risk, luckily the combo died towards the end of the trip and I had 2 backups.

Portability and still image quality! I have this and the Pro

By NEFTALI
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-01

I’ve used this and the Pro version 7-14mm and while I believe it’s not useful to compare various lenses all the time I will say that this is a stellar lens that you take with you as opposed to leave at the house. My Pro zooms are awesome, but I find myself grabbing my primes and this wide angle zoom more times than not. I shoot landscape, street , interiors for pay and unless you have pixel snooty clients who are staring at the edges for critical sharpness you’ll be just fine with this wide zoom.

Portability and still image quality! I have this and the Pro

By NEFTALI
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-01

I’ve used this and the Pro version 7-14mm and while I believe it’s not useful to compare various lenses all the time I will say that this is a stellar lens that you take with you as opposed to leave at the house. My Pro zooms are awesome, but I find myself grabbing my primes and this wide angle zoom more times than not. I shoot landscape, street , interiors for pay and unless you have pixel snooty clients who are staring at the edges for critical sharpness you’ll be just fine with this wide zoom.

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Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: Mitchell
This lens is not weather sealed. Their Pro line is weather sealed.
Answered by: Luz
Date published: 2020-08-13

question

Is this lens compatible with the Black Magic Pocket Camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
As the Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's lens mount is designed for Active Micro Four Thirds lenses and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens is a Micro Four Thirds lens, the two items would be fully compatible with one another.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2021-07-11

It appears the zoom ring rotates opposite of ...

It appears the zoom ring rotates opposite of Panasonic lenses, is this true?
Asked by: David
I was asking if ZOOM ring rotates from W - T opposite of Panasonic m34 lenses, not focus ring.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-12-22

Is this 9-18 mm compatible with E-pl9 olympus ...

Is this 9-18 mm compatible with E-pl9 olympus camera?
Asked by: Eileen
Yes
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2020-06-27

question

Will this lens work with the Black Magic Pocket camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
As the Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's lens mount is designed for Active Micro Four Thirds lenses and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens is a Micro Four Thirds lens, the two items would be fully compatible with one another.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2021-07-11

question

Will the AF function work on a Panasonic Lumix G1 body?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, autofocus on the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix G1.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-11-14

Can I fit 3 filters without vignetting?

Can I fit 3 filters without vignetting?
Asked by: Aniell
We have not tested 3 filters for vignetting on this lens, We simple do not not recommend stacking multiple filters. With an extreme wide angle lens there is the likelihood it will cause vignetting as well as image degradation due to multiple surfaces that the light must pass through that can cause reflections.
Answered by: Olympus America Inc
Date published: 2019-08-15

question

This Lens are compatible with Panasonic Lumix GX7?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Panasonic GX7 camera, and any other Micro 4/3rds model cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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