Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 MFT Zoom Lens

OM SystemsSKU: 174535



Technical Details:

The Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Micro 4/3rds Zoom Lens is designed to offer exceptional performance in a compact form factor, perfect for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Here are the detailed technical specifications and features of this lens:

  • Focal Length Range: 9-18mm (18-36mm equivalent in 35mm format)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.0 at 9mm, f/5.6 at 18mm
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
  • Optical Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
    • Includes 1 extra-low dispersion (ED) element to minimize chromatic aberrations
    • Features 2 Dual Super Aspherical (DSA) elements for correcting spherical aberrations
    • 1 high refractive index element and 1 aspherical element for enhanced sharpness and reduced distortions
  • Autofocus: Movie and Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system for smooth, quiet, and fast focusing suitable for both photo and video applications
  • Diaphragm Blades: Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smooth and pleasing bokeh quality
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.25m (0.82ft)
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • Lens Hood: Optional LH-55C (not included)
  • Physical Features: Retractable lens design with a locking button to maintain a compact profile when not in use
  • Dimensions: 56.5mm diameter x 49.5mm length (2.22" x 1.95")
  • Weight: 155g (5.47 oz)

Key Features:

  1. Optical Performance: The lens incorporates advanced optical elements including ED, DSA, high refractive index, and aspherical elements to minimize various aberrations and distortions, ensuring high image quality throughout the zoom range.

  2. Design and Build: Its compact and lightweight design makes it highly portable and suitable for travel and everyday use. The retractable mechanism further enhances its portability by reducing its size when not actively shooting.

  3. Bokeh Quality: Utilizes a seven-blade rounded diaphragm for smooth bokeh rendition, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of out-of-focus backgrounds in images.

Top Three Reasons Why We Think You Will Love This Lens:

  1. Great Optical Performance: With its sophisticated optical construction, this lens delivers sharp images with minimal distortions, making it ideal for landscape photography and wide-angle snapshots.

  2. Reliable Design: Designed for both efficiency and durability, featuring a compact, retractable design that locks securely and an autofocus system that performs well for both photo and video applications.

  3. Smooth Bokeh: The seven-blade diaphragm ensures smooth and attractive bokeh, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your photos, particularly in portrait and close-up photography.

This lens is an excellent choice for Micro Four Thirds users seeking a compact wide-angle zoom lens that offers outstanding optical performance and versatility for various photographic applications. Its lightweight and portable design make it a convenient option for everyday shooting and travel.

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