View Full Version : Olympus 9-18mm F4.0 - 5.6

Nova Invicta
17th May 2008, 11:14 PM
This little baby could be right up my street. I intend purchasing the 18-180mm lens and with this just about every regular eventuality would be covered only down side got to wait until September!

The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 18-36mm) is a super-wide-angle lens offering a 62 angle of view. With its lightweight (280g), compact design (just 76mm long), it's outstandingly portable and makes super-wide-angle photography friendlier and more affordable.

25th May 2008, 12:47 PM
...combine this with an E-420 and it is the perfect travelsetup!



26th May 2008, 08:00 AM
It's also the widest lens for 4/3rds which will accept filters... very attractive for landscapes.

I'm seriously considering this as a complement to the Leica 14-150mm OIS I've just ordered for the E-420.

Kind Regards


7th February 2009, 02:18 PM
just took the 9-18 and a ploar filter for a walk on a crisp cold day. I wasreather pleased with the perfomance of the lens and its so much lighhter than the 12-60 to lug about all the time. Time will tell but so far I find it very good.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Winter_grazing.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12535)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Goitside_1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12533)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Winter_Oasis.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12534)

Jim Ford
7th February 2009, 05:09 PM
Why's the sky that funny blue colour - can't you Photoshop it to make it the more natural dull grey?


(Nice shots, BTW!)

7th February 2009, 09:09 PM
I love those pic's, Yorky. :D

It was on my prime wishlist, but it came too late for me: after I had bought the 11-22. Recently I got the 7-14 and love it.

A question: how much barrel-distortion does this lens have, can you show me an interior-shot ?
Does it take filters ?

I'm asking because my ex would love this lens on her E410.....


E410, E520, 7-14, 11-22, 14-42, 40-150, OM 1.8/50

7th February 2009, 11:17 PM
It's also the widest lens for 4/3rds which will accept filters... very attractive for landscapes.

I do find there something about the images from the 7-14(probably the contrast)that does not need a polariser.

Also Yorky

Your pictures are really good,especially No2.What a lovely little row of houses.

8th February 2009, 10:23 AM
The lens will take filters, though you could get vignetting if it was a thickish one. I tried the polar filter but preferred the picture of the houses without, it looks more natural. The cottages are quite small, they would have been built in 1880 for a water powered mill, there were several run from the little stream at the rear of the houses something like 8 I believe. very little remains of the mills now only the workers houses. The shot with the pond is on the site of a large mill which has been demolished and made into a pleasant water feature.
I haven't any interior shots but there is not a noticeable amount of distortion with it.