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    Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Since this lens uses fly by wire manual focus, can ir be used in manual focus mode on the G1??

    Anyone out there using it on a G1??

    Thanks.

    Martin

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1


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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Hi Martin, yes I've used it with the G1... works fine and gives a very useful fast 11mm f2.8 (22mm EFL) through to 22mm f3.5 (44mm EFL) - it's a little heavier and bulkier than the superb ZD 9-18, but keeps its place in my kit.

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Brian- How does the 11-22 mm IQ compare to the 9-18 mm IQ??

    I like the idea of a smaller, auto-focussing lens, but the 11-22 mm is faster, and perhaps a bit better constructed???

    What do u think??

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Personally, I think the 9-18 is sharper... but lighter weight and slower than the 11-22.

    The extra speed of the 11-22 can be really useful - as can the extra wide fov of the 9-18.

    I suppose that, if I could only have one of them it would be the 9-18 - as my subject of preferance is landscapes, and I prefer the amazingly compact lens (it balances extremely well on the G1)

    Here's an image with the 11-22... after it had been completely submerged in a river earlier the same evening (luckily mounted to one of my E-3's - so easily dried off with my t-shirt).

    E-3 + ZD 11-22mm f2.8-3.5
    1/8s f/8.0 at 11.0mm iso100


    And here's an image with the 9-18, wonderful lens!
    E-520 + ZD 9-18mm f4-5.6
    1/400s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso100


    And just for fun, here's a shot with the ultimate 4/3rds UWA - the ZD 7-14mm f4... my son, using the ZD 9-18
    E-3 + ZD 7-14mm f4
    1/1000s f/4.0 at 7.0mm iso100


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    Brian

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Thanks Brian!!

    What great shots.

    Of course, this makes my decision much harder!!

    Wider, or faster???

    Do u feel that the construction of the 11-22 mm is much better than the 9-18 mm??

    Also, with the 7-14 mm m4/3 coming out "soon", do u feel that it might be worth the wait for the m4/3 lens??

    Hmmmm.

    Thanks.

    Martin

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    i'm waiting on the new m43 wides to emerge.
    i'd prefer not to use an adapter (one less thing to buy and or lose) and i want the ability to autofocus.

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    Re: Olympus 11-22mm on a G1

    Hi back alley!!

    The 9-18 does auto focus with the 4/3-m4/3 adapter.

    Any idea of when the 7-14 m4/3 will be available???

    Thanks.

    Martin

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