Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 is also available in Four Thirds mount.
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 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
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 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).
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 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.
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 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 .
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 8 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 ED glass element
- 1 aspherical element
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of LH-55B that you can order separately.
Olympus ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 is available in Black and Silver color.
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