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Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
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Featuring the Four Thirds advantage with new lens

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* extreme wide angle lens for a unique perspective

London, 13 May 2008 – In yet another expansion to the rapidly growing E-System lens line-up, Olympus unveils the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* extreme wide angle lens. This affordable complement to the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm)* enables stunningly original perspectives with an extra-wide field of view. And at just 280g, it weighs in at significantly less than those of the competition. The Four Thirds-based ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* extreme wide angle lens will go on sale from September 2008 in Olympus’ ‘standard’ range of lenses.

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 lens

Focus on more with the larger depth of field afforded by the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* lens. This super-compact and light-weight addition to the E-System family is ideal for anything from sweeping desert landscapes to broad shots: emphasise the green of a cactus against burnt red cliffs, or capture the breadth of a farmer’s market in a single shot. Meanwhile, a remarkably compact design – featuring a diameter of 79.5mm, a length of 73mm and a weight of only 280g – ensures utmost mobility.

Enjoy the impeccable optical quality inherent in all ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses with this bright model: 13 lens elements in nine groups, including one aspherical ED lens and two aspherical elements award the ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* with a pronounced advantage over the competition. Coupled with the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm)* lens, this affordable combination provides you with an incredible 9-180mm range (18-360mm)* for unparalleled versatility. A minimum focusing distance of 25cm round out this 2x-zoom model’s list of convenient attributes.

The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* lens will be available from September 2008.

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 (18-36mm)* lens – main features:

  • ·            Extreme wide angle capabilities from 9-18mm (18-36mm)*
  • ·            Ultra-compact dimensions (79.5mm in diameter and
    73mm in length) and light weight (280g)
  • ·            2x zoom
  • ·            Minimum focusing distance of 25cm
  • ·            13 lens elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical ED lens
    and 2 aspherical elements
  • ·            Based on the Four Thirds Standard
  • ·            Ideal complement to ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm
    1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm)* lens
  • ·            Compatible with all Four Thirds Standard cameras including Olympus’ recently introduced E-420 and E-520

* Figure in brackets represents 35mm camera equivalent.

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Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6

Four Thirds User editorial team Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
This affordable complement to the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm)* enables stunningly... (more)

bammo Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
Any idea what the uk price for this is going to be?... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
No pricing yet - it's too early. This lens is not shipping until September - four months from now... (more)

fluffy Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
In the States, the release said they expect a "street" price of $599.99, which Olympus being Olympus... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
I would guess the price in the UK, based on the US price, would be £399.This would be about £150 ... (more)

Barr1e Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
Ian - Anne and I enjoy taking landscapes - I think I know which lens will be best suited but w... (more)

fluffy Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
I had not realized that the 11-22 was priced here at $675. (B&H price today). It weighs under a pou... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
The 11-22 is one of the original E-System lenses almost and it has been around for ages. Its shin... (more)

bitslizer Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
$600 isn't affordable, for $75 more you can get the pro level 11-22 or for 200 less get the Sigma 10... (more)

Barr1e Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
bitslizer - Welcome to FTU. Regards. Barr1e... (more)

jabez Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
It looks like a great little lens --[B][I] if[/I][/B] the price is right! [U] But what's in the box?... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus announces the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
The two lenses you compare the 9-18 with are significantly less wide than the 9-18. Ian... (more)

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