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    Oly 9-18 lens on G1 or GH1?

    Hi Folks;

    I'm leaning towards the Oly 9-18 rather than the Pana 7-14 to use with a G1 mainly because of the ability to use ND and polarizing filters with the Oly. I was wondering if anyone using this lens with a G1/GF1/GH1 could comment on how well this combination works. I know the lens will CDAF on the Panasonics, but is it reasonably fast and accurate? Does it feel balanced on these cameras?

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    Re: Oly 9-18 lens on G1 or GH1?

    I have used a borrowed 9-18mm for a short time. It feels OK, it's not a heavy lens. Autofocus works, but not very snappily. It's not a bad option and the focal length range makes it more generally usful than the 7-14mm thouth those extra mm at the short end make a huge difference if you really need ultrawide angle.

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    Re: Oly 9-18 lens on G1 or GH1?

    Hi

    I also picked min for the possiblity of using filters ... but I think they might obstruct it at 9mm ... haven't tried yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangio View Post
    but is it reasonably fast and accurate? Does it feel balanced on these cameras?
    no and no ... I am stunned how whirr whirr this lens is ... worse AF experience think back to the 80's

    however the upside is that focus by wire works :-)

    balanced ... well the lens is much bigger than the camera, but I don't mind it somehow

    just wish the AF didn't take longer than my Coolpix does

    sorry about the animated gif quality



    but it sorta reminds me of the Sony 707 digicam

    I find wide options on the G1 to be vexed ... though I'm sure as many will be happy with the 7-14 ... I'd consider selling you mine but I'm in the EU and you're in Canada ... so the taxes would smack the price around

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    Re: Oly 9-18 lens on G1 or GH1?

    Thanks for the replies.
    I'll have to go to my local store and test it to see how slow and how noisy it is.

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