OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
| Light weight at only 154g / 5.4 oz
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| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II has a maximum diameter of 56mm and total length of 49mm when not extended. It weighs 154g / 5.4 oz.
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II:
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II has a focal range of 9-18mm and 2.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 18-36mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.1x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 9mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm .
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 8 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 DSA lens
- 1 Aspherical Lens
- 1 ED lens
- 1 HR lens
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is LH-55D.
OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of OM SYSTEM 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 II Lens
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