"Old" 9-18 (or any UWA) on GH2 -- how wide?

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"Old" 9-18 (or any UWA) on GH2 -- how wide?
6 months ago

I have the "old" DSLR-type 9-18, and I've always liked it. On impulse, the other day I ordered a second-hand GH2, thinking I could take advantage of the slightly oversized sensor to make the lens a little wider. The camera has arrived at my local camera shop, and I have five days to try it out (in the store) and decide if I want to buy it. Problem is, it's hard to test UWA performance in a tiny shop!

I will do my best, but I'm wondering if anybody here has any experience with this combo, or with any UWA on the GH2? Does the 9-18 become more like a 8mm lens at the wide end ... or even wider? How is the corner performance? How about lenses like the Oly 14-54 MkI or Panasonic 14-45 (m4/3 version)?

I will also ask on the m4/3 forum, but since the 9-18 is a 4/3 lens, I thought I'd check here first.

Thanks,

Julie

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