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Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples

 

 

Zuiko Digital 9-18 image samples hot off the Olympus booth

UPDATE As requested, a second page of links to ISO 400 samples enabling a smaller aperture to be used has been added.

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The new 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko Digital (right) is dwarfed
by the 7-14mm f/4

A trip to the Olympus booth was defnitely required in order to try out a production sample of the new Zuiko Digital 9-18mm f/4-5.6. Below are some links to some preliminary samples taken throughout the zoom range.

Although the 9-18 has a big 72mm filter thread, and an equally large petal-style lens hood, the main part of the lens barrel is surprisingly a slim and as is the low weight, especially compare to the lovely, but massive, Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f/4. The manual focus ring is fly-by-wire connected and is not SWD, though fast AF is not a priority with wide-angle lenses.

AF is live-view mode compatible, which means it should work with the E-410 and E-520, as well as the Lumix DMC-L10 and micro Four Thirds Lumix DMC-G1 (the latter with an adapter tube).

The pictures made available for you below were taken using an Olympus E-3, tripod mounted, but people were walking on the false floor of the booth and so some vibration couls have got through, so please only treat these as initial samples. Full laperture was set throughout as the light conditions were quite dim.

Incidentally, we believe that the price will be around ₤450.

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Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples

Four Thirds User editorial team Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Taken on the Olympus booth at Photokina today, we have some sample images taken with the new Olympus... (more)

fluffy Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
The jpeg's are lovely. Hopefully the US price will be less stiff than the UK price. I don't the filt... (more)

Barr1e Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Some nice jpeg images as Steve has said. The same filter size as our 11-22 lens - a superb weapon t... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Thanks Steve - the fourth ORF didn't upload, but I'm just uploading it now. The others look OK... (more)

Barr1e Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Pleasing to see others visit the site: Regards. Barr1e... (more)

timg Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
I for one am looking forward to this lens, has anyone seen any official comment on what the release ... (more)

thestickman Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Looking good. The samples look nice with well controlled CA (though obviously not the most testing s... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
The first batch in the UK is on its ways to dealers this week. Ian... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
450 is really just a guide price. Has anyone checked dealer prices yet? Park Cameras and Digital... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
That's great news - and I see there was a request for some higher ISO samples, which I think I ca... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
I have now added ISO 400 versions of the samples, shot at F/7.1 instead of full aperture, if you are... (more)

Snibbo Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Adorama is advertising it for pre-order at US$599.... (more)

timg Re: Photokina 2008 - Olympus Digital Zuiko image samples
Great news, thanks Ian! :D... (more)

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