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11-22 vs. 9-18

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by elandel, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Hi all,

    My choice has narrowed down to these two lenses: zuiko 4/3 11-22 or Zuiko/mZuiko 9-18.

    They are pretty much the same price: the 11-22 is used but in very good condition and 9-18 is new, only about 80-100 euro difference; the 11-22 is cheaper becouse used.

    I really don't know about the 11-22 quality and how it renders on m4/3. Size is not a problem for me.

    Can anybody help? I'll use them for landscapes and inside Churches to take roofs and things like that.

    I'll have to choose for Friday.
     
  2. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    308
    May 28, 2011
    If you're shooting indoors, you'll want something wide, so I'd go with the M.Zuiko 9-18 (which I have, actually). Here are two shots at 9mm.

    St Peter's
    P1060957-lr3-edit.

    Stanford University
    P1050919-lr3-edit.
     
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  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The 11-22mm is a much higher grade lens, and deliver a little better images disregarding focal length. It's also faster if you need the wider aperture for anything (not as fast in AF though). It's not quite as wide though so you will be able to get more of the interior with the 9-18mm. The difference between 11mm and 9mm is a lot. However, interior shots may give you more difficult lighting, which the faster 11-22mm will handle better.
     
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  4. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Is the Panasonic 7-14 out only because of the price?
     
  5. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Yes.
     
  6. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    The 11-22 is much larger (485g vs 155g, 72mm filter versus 52mm), but faster. I suspect focusing will be much slower. It also has the advantage of being used which means you will lose little or nothing if you decide to resell it.

    That said I also own the 9-18 and love it. It is really small.
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    This here is a very good point. :) If you're getting a high-grade Zuiko lens for cheaper than the price of a standard-grade m.Zuiko lens then you must be getting a very good deal on it, making it a low-risk purchase.
     
  8. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    In that case, yes, it's a tough choice. I would personally pick the 9-18 because I'm a big fan of rectilinear ultrawide distortion and I'd want the lens to go to the shortest possible focal length. The image quality on the 9-18 is really good, but I decided to sell a few more things and get the 7-14 just because it went to 7.

    The max aperture doesn't seem to matter as much on ultrawides as it does on normals and teles - I'm usually stabilizing the 7-14 on something, but even hand-held I haven't come up with very many blurry pics at f/4.
     
  9. I wouldn't look at the 4/3 version of the 9-18mm unless you can get it significantly cheaper than the M Zuiko 9-18mm, like at least $150 cheaper. It's much bigger, much heavier, slow AF, IQ is no better, needs an adapter (more cost unless you already have one)...

    From what I have seen there is still a market for the higher grade 4/3 gear, but the value of entry-level stuff has dropped off noticably. For an ultra wide angle lens 9mm is plenty for me. At 11mm I suspect I'd be wanting more, but this will depend on how you want to use the lens.
     
  10. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    The 9-18 zuiko is already cdaf support for using in pen series so it'll work like the 14-54mk2 in order finding focus speed

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using EP-L1
     
  11. I hope that the 14-54 MkII focuses a lot quicker than the Zuiko 9-18mm, because the AF speed on the latter is pretty poor on a m4/3 camera and doesn't even come close to the speed of the M Zuiko version.
     
  12. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    I also curious about how fast the 9-18 4/3 will focus using mmf2 in pen body. Since I don't have any native lens and always using mmf2.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using EP-L1
     
  13. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    The 14-54MKII is high on my list, after 9-18 or 11-22, but it also has to fight with the 12-60; so my next choice will be 14-54MKII or 12-60?
    I know it seems silly but I love top grade 4/3 lens on m4/3.
     
  14. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia

    Funny, looks like similar with me. I need sometimes before deciding which zd lenses most suitable for me.

    Need it wide but now I'm using ep-l1, even though deep in my mind will have another e3 someday

    Wanna 12-60, but the swd will not worked with since doesn't support cdaf so there goes I went to 14-54 mk2.

    And just Im having fun with it just find out anothers great bargain for 9-18 also it does support cdaf.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using EP-L1
     
  15. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    but i think for wide needs, i'll go for the 9-18 rather than 11-22
     
  16. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Is there much difference between 14-54 MKI and MKII?
     
  17. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    Wide AF Lens


    Coincidentally just before I bought the MK2, I had the opportunity to try MK1. MK2 was once the ability to seek and lock the focus is quite fast from MK1.

    There are some users who say to the color feels a little better than MK1 MK2, (I do not have time to do tests for this) and for practically almost the same sharpness.


    Side to side Wide Lens for 4/3

    From one digital camera reviews in magazines, was Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5, 6 EX DC HSM appear quite dominant than the Zuiko 9-18 or earlier versions with f 3.5 sigma

    Does it have support cdaf lens? model seems to work as SWD lens?
     
  18. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    That does not seem silly to me at all. Wanting high grade fast aperture zoom lenses is natural. Since we do not have any in native ยต4/3 mount, then the 4/3 Zuiko lenses are the next best things.

    Yes. The MkII focuses much faster on Olympus Pens than its predecessor.
     
  19. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    The 11-22 is sharper, faster, much larger and much heavier. AF is also limited (no tracking, slow S-AF) and of course you'll need an adapter to mount it.

    The 11-22 is a good lens, but until Olympus fixes the AF, it's basically a kludge.

    DH
     
  20. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    It seems that I must go for 9-18 4/3 or :43: depends on what I find first