Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Four Thirds
What type of photography is the Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 10x
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 is compatible with cameras that have a Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Four Thirds lenses are Olympus E-5, Olympus E-600 and Olympus E-620.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 has a maximum diameter of 78mm and total length of 85mm when not extended. It weighs 435g / 15.3 oz.
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3:
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 has a focal range of 18-180mm and 10.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 36-360mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 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 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 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 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.23x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type Four Thirds mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f22 at 180mm .
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ED glass lens elements
- 2 aspherical glass lens elements
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is LH-65.
Olympus ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 is available in Black color.
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