Olympus 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 M.ZUIKO Digital ED Micro Four Thirds Lens -Ultra-wide compact zoom

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Olympus 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 M.ZUIKO Digital ED Micro Four Thirds Lens

  • Wide-angle zoom lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 18-36mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, along with one high refractive index element and an aspherical element, reduce spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness with minimal distortion.
  • One extra-low dispersion element suppresses color fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy.
  • Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
  • Retractable lens design with a locking button maintains a compact profile when the lens is not in use.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh quality.

The Olympus EZ-M918 9-18 mm f/1:4.0 Wide-angle Lens broadens the shooting frame, allowing you to capture images from an ultra-wide perspective.

The ultra-wide-angle zoom lens attaches to your Olympus PEN or OM-D compact system camera, providing more scope for creative compositions. An ultra-wide-angle frame allows you to shoot landscape scenes in full form. Ideal for close-up and scene photography, the 9-18 mm lens produces fantastic still images in an eye-catching angle.

Ensuring maximum detail with an outstanding creative performance, the compact lens is suitable for everyday photography - a lens well worthy of having at hand. The EZ-M918 delivers a speedy contrast autofocus system, capturing fast-moving subjects in sharp focus without missing a pivotal photo moment.

With MSC technology the wide-angle lens drives a silent focusing performance, you can shoot movies without picking up unintentional focus noise.

The ultra-compact Olympus 9-18 mm f/1:4.0 Wide-angle Lens sports a 49.5 mm length, making it an ideal piece of travel kit.

A wide-angle zoom lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 18-36mm equivalent focal length range.

Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, along with one high refractive index element and an aspherical element, reduce spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness with minimal distortion.

One extra-low dispersion element suppresses colour fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and colour accuracy.

Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.

A retractable lens design with a locking button maintains a compact profile when the lens is not in use.

Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh quality.

A versatile and compact wide-angle zoom, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Lens from Olympus is an 18-36mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.

The advanced optical design couples with a retractable lens design to realize a sleek form factor while maintaining consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the zoom range.

Two Dual Super Aspherical elements, one aspherical element, and a high refractive index element control spherical aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness and resolution, and one extra-low dispersion element reduces chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high clarity and colour accuracy.

The lens is also characterized by its Move & Still Compatible autofocus system that is quick, quiet, and smooth to suit both photo and video shooting applications.

Focal Length Range 9-18mm
35mm Equivalent 18-36mm
Angle of View 100° (wide) - 62° (tele)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m
Maximum Aperture f/4.0 (wide) - f/5.6 (tele)
Filter Maximum Aperture 4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Maximum Image Magnification 0.1x
Diaphragm 7 blade circular
Lens Function Button [L-Fn] No
Lens Sync IS No
Lens Coating No
Filter Diameter 52mm
Dimensions 56.5mm x 49.5mm
Weight 155
Type Zoom Lens

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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