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Filters on the 9-18 zoom

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Sammyboy, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Has anyone tried or is anyone using 62mm filters on the 9-18 zoom with a 52mm-62mm step-up ring? I'm curious to know if there is any vignetting at the 9mm setting.
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    You mean the adapted 43 lens, right?

    The m.Zuiko 9-18 can't take a filter anywhere near that large ...
  3. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    I mean the m43 version, it accepts 52mm filters. I would like to know if using a 52mm to 62mm step-up ring and 62mm filters if vignetting occurs at the 9mm setting.
    Here are the spec.'s

    M. ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Specifications

    Focal Length 9-18mm (35mm equivalent focal length 18-36mm)
    Lens construction 12 Elements in 8 Groups, including 2 DSA lenses, Aspherical lens, ED lens & HR lens
    Angle of View 62 Degree
    Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
    Maximum Image Magnification 0.1x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.2x)
    Minimum Field Size 173 x 130mm
    Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
    Maximum Aperture F4 (9mm) - F5.6 (18mm)
    Minimum Aperture F22
    Filter Size Diameter 52mm
    Dimension Diameter 56.5 x 49.5mm
    Weight 155g
    Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-52C), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
  4. I just tried a (non slim-lime) 58mm filter on a 52-58 adapter and I didn't get any mechanical vignetting, so a 62mm filter should be okay. Given the cost of a Chinese step-up ring on eBay the experiment should only cost you a couple of bucks at the most.
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Thanks Nic,
    I have the 52mm-62mm step-up ring and the 62mm filters, what I don't have is the 9-18 zoom lens yet. :rofl:
    I have an important project coming up in November that's going to require a wide angle, (20mm to 24mm in 35mm equivalent), so it looks this lens is on my shopping list. :biggrin:
  6. joele

    joele Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I also use 58mm filters with a 52mm-58mm step up ring and have no problems either, so 62mm would certainly be fine...
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  7. Jimboh

    Jimboh Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    I use this setup and it works ok. The OLY is so wide you may see some darkening in the corners with Polarizer.
    Also get the thinnest step up ring and filters possible unless you want to see them in the frame zoomed out. Allows you to stack filters. The B&W Kazemann (whatever) thin form factor Polarizer is perfect here.

    Extending it to work on both the 14-140 and the 9-18 lenses lessens the financial pain of this excellent filter.
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