Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 vs. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 vs. Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro vs. Panasonic 8-18mm F2.8-4 vs. Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH

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May 13, 2008
Feb 3, 2010
May 12, 2015
Apr 19, 2017
Mar 3, 2009
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
FourThirds
FourThirds
FourThirds
FourThirds
FourThirds
9–18 mm
9–18 mm
7–14 mm
8–18 mm
7–14 mm
No
No
No
No
Yes (via camera body where available)
Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
 
F4–5.6
F4–5.6
F2.8
F2.8–22
F4
F22
F22
F22
F4–22
F22
No
No
No
 
No
7
7
7
7
7
 
rounded blades
Circular
Circular blades
rounded blades
 
13
12
14
15
16
9
8
11
10
12
2 aspherical glass element, 1 ED lens
1 ED glass element 1 aspherical element
2 aspherical ED, 1 DSL, 1 aspherical, 3 super ED, 1 ED, 2 HR lenses
Aspherical ED, aspherical, ED, UHR elements + Nano Surface Coating.
4 ED glass elements 2 aspherical elements
 
0.25 m (9.84)
0.25 m (9.84)
0.20 m (7.87)
0.23 m (9.06)
0.25 m (9.84)
0.12×
0.1×
0.11×
0.12×
0.08×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Micromotor
Micromotor
Stepper motor
Stepper motor
Micromotor
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
280 g (0.62 lb)
155 g (0.34 lb)
534 g (1.18 lb)
315 g (0.69 lb)
300 g (0.66 lb)
80 mm (3.13)
57 mm (2.22)
79 mm (3.11)
73 mm (2.87)
70 mm (2.76)
73 mm (2.87)
50 mm (1.95)
106 mm (4.17)
88 mm (3.46)
83 mm (3.27)
No
 
Yes
Yes
 
Black
Black and silver
Black
Black
Black
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
 
Rotary (internal)
 
 
No
No
 
 
 
No
 
 
72 mm
52 mm
 
67 mm
 
Does not rotate on focus
 
 
 
no filter thread
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
LH-75C
LH-55B
 
 
built-in hood
No
No
No
No
No