Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
The M.Zuiko Digital 9-10mm 1:4.0-5.6 is Olympus’s ultra-wide angle zoom for Micro Four Thirds. Thanks to its clever retracting design, it’s comfortably the smallest lens of its type on the market, making it a great option for travel. Optically it’s a solid performer, and autofocus is impressively fast and near-silent. Note that the lens hood is an optional extra (and shared with the M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ). The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH offers a wider angle of view, but at a much higher price.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||9–18 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Min focus||0.25 m (9.84″)|
|Weight||155 g (0.34 lb)|
|Length||50 mm (1.95″)|
Olympus's ultrawide zoom for Micro Four Thirds offers impressive image quality plus fast and silent autofocus, in a tiny package that makes it easily the smallest lens of its type.
Good for: Photographers looking for ultra-wideangle capability in the smallest possible package
Not so good for: Users demanding the widest angle coverage possible