Monday, May 01, 2017

New addition to the stable

Thanks to a friend, I had a chance to try excellent Olympus 7-14/2.8 lens. So I thought I had to have some extra-wide in my photo bag. I chose to prefer smallness to other lens parameters and hence got myself Olympus 9-18/4-5.6.

Not much to review here - the lens is very small and light, takes 52 mm filters up front. The 7-14 lenses (Olympus and Panasonic) don't have an ability to take front filters because of the form of the front element. The Olympus 9-18 lens features collapsible design - you have to extend the lens before the first use and if you don't, the camera tell you to do so.

In terms of construction, it is very tightly made, although of plastic. Finally, it has just a single zoom tube which makes it a bit more sturdy.

As far as image quality goes - everything is fine. The extreme corners at widest zoom setting are ever so slightly soft, but this is to be expected. However, this does not seem to pose any problems for me.

Let the pictures talk for themselves:

Thursday, March 02, 2017