Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6

Announced Feb 3, 2010 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds
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My lens has got broken after three years of gentle use. The lens electronic contacts started to give me trouble for some time, with message "Please check the status of a lens" keep to appear after extending and zooming the lens. External e-contacts are clean and appear fine. The optical quality of the lens is OK, passable, but it was nice to have a compact lens.

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Used on a GF1, this lens as photozone put it is almost a "masterpiece" of engineering. Is it perfect? no it isn't. It doesn't come with a hood and the optional one is bulky, and can't be stored in reverse by all accounts. What makes this lens great is the size and the weight. Quite simply, there is little of both. Optically speaking it is close to the quality of a Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, which isn't a bad lens either. I have also shot with the Tokina 12-24 on Canon and so far it looks like the ...

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