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Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
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Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

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Olympus' first consumer interchangeable SLR ultra zoom lens, the Zuiko Digital 18-180mm (36-360mm equivalent in 35mm photography), is part of its extensive family of interchangeable Zuiko Digital Specific™ lenses for the Olympus E-System. The Olympus Zuiko Digital 18-180mm offers a long focal length of up to 180mm, providing a versatile focal range to both beginner and advanced photographers. This Zuiko Digital Lens™ allows you to utilize a powerful 10x ultra zoom that's compact and lightweight: about three inches and 15 ounces -- for a profoundly versatile lens. Each lens is uncompromising -- designed to channel more light to the image sensor for outstanding edge-to-edge results.

Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Key Features

Box Contents:
  • 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Lens
  • Lens Hood LH-65
  • Lens Cap LC-62B
  • Rear Lens Cap RC-1
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Versatile 10x Ultra Zoom Lens
The benefit of an SLR system is the freedom to interchange lenses for precision and creativity. But if you were only able to take a single lens with you on a trip, the Zuiko 18-180mm lens would be an excellent choice. Combining a powerful ultra zoom with a compact, lightweight construction of just a little more than 3 inches and 15 ounces, and at an affordable consumer price, this is a profoundly versatile lens. The power of the 18-180mm optical zoom range enables photographers to zoom in for optimal framing of subjects in sports, travel or nature photography, where positioning for shots may be constrained, while still enabling wide-angle compositions for capturing landscapes or group shots.
Durable, High-Quality Construction
Aspherical and ED glass lens elements are used to eliminate aberration and maintain sharpness, color and tonal definition throughout the zoom range for superior digital images. All Zuiko lenses are lead-free, built instead using titanium for lightweight durability. Reinforced metal lens mounts on each lens offer added support when attaching the lenses to E-System camera bodies.
Digital Specific Lens™
Zuiko Digital lenses are designed to focus light straight into an imager's pixel wells, to fill every pixel consistently. It's optical technology that delivers an image filled from center to edge with rich, accurate color, high contrast and subtle gradation. Designed exclusively for digital photography, Zuiko Digital lenses provide a level of precision that's simply unattainable from a digital body using a traditional 35mm film lens.

The Olympus FourThirds Standard uses lenses which are just as powerful as the lenses previously developed for 35mm film camera systems despite being about half the size. Thus the focal length of the 18-180mm in the FourThirds Standard gives the same angle of view as an 80-300mm lens for a 35mm film camera. It is important to know that this is not a 2x "crop factor" -- Olympus E-System lenses are designed for this size format and have a much higher resolution than lenses designed generally for 35mm film cameras. The benefit: superb image quality but less weight to carry.

Zuiko lenses feature a near telecentric design that ensures that the light hits the photodiodes at right angles, thus avoiding the problem of blurring at the edges of the image, or corner shading, which often occurs when using lenses originally designed for 35mm film cameras. Combined with the high resolution of Olympus Zuiko Digital lenses, this lens design exploits the full potential of the digital camera image sensors. The result is clear photos with strong colors and sharp contrasts right to the edges of the image.

Smart System
Zuiko Digital lenses communicate image information directly to the Olympus E-System Digital SLR for a level of exposure accuracy that's beyond the capabilities of a passive lens.
Zuiko Digital 18-180mm f3.5-6.3
15 Elements In 13 Groups, Including Two ED Lenses and Two Aspherical Lenses
Aspherical elements provide optimum correction of distortion, spherical aberration and coma aberration. The ED glass elements guide the light directly onto the image sensor, guaranteeing clear pictures with vivid colors and avoiding chromatic aberration.

Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Specifications

Focal Length
18-180mm (36mm-360mm 35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction
15 Elements in 13 Groups (Including 2 ED Lenses and 2 Aspherical Lenses)
Angle of View
62° to 6.9°
Closest Focusing Distance
17.7" (0.45 m)
Maximum Image Magnification
0.23x (0.46x 35mm equivalent)
Minimum Field Size
75mm x 55mm
Maximum Aperture
f3.5 (18mm) - f6.3 (180mm)
Minimum Aperture
Number of Blades
7 (circular aperture)
Filter Size
Dimensions, Diameter x Length
3.33" x 3.1" (84.5 mm x 78 mm)
15.5 oz. (440 g)
TeleConverter EC-14 - Yes
Extension Tube EX-25 - Yes

Olympus 18-180mm f3.5-6.3 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

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