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  • M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 sample images and comparisons

    Four Thirds User (Fourthirds-user.com) is a sibling site to the e-group.

    In response to a request I have produced a set of 56 original sample images (JPEG and RAW) to compare the image quality of the new M.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 9-18mm super wide zoom with the original Four Thirds 9-18 as well as the 14-42 kit lens and 17mm pancake.

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    Re: M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 sample images and comparisons

    Thanks for these images, Ian. It seems, without detailed study, that the mZ 9-18 is a little more contrasty than the ZD 9-18. To my eyes this is more pleasing, but that's the kind of result I like.

    A few days ago I yielded to temptation and bought one of these lenses for my E-P2, having also previously used my ZD 9-18 on this camera. I am pleased to say that your results are very similar to my deductions. The m4/3 lens seems more tailored to the processing engine in the Pen than the ZD version. And it is certainly nicer to use.
    Stephen

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      Re: M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 sample images and comparisons

      I was just saying that on FTU, where the samples are located, there has been little discussion about the lens or the samples!

      Anyway, I have today received the new 14-150 and will be posting samples again on FTU asap.

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        Re: M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6 sample images and comparisons

        I am surprised. I've now been using this lens for a while, and it's now a firm favourite. I find it renders better results than its grown-up brother on the same camera. And it feels really well made - a joy to use.

        Look forward to seeing the 14-150, though it's not on my radar for buying. But if it's really compact and good IQ, then who knows....
        Stephen

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