OM System has announced a new version of its 18–36mm equivalent wide-angle zoom lens—the M.Zuiko Digital ED 9–18mm f/4–5.6 II. The first version of the incredibly compact Micro Four Thirds lens weighed in at a mere 275 grams (9.7oz), but the Mark II is almost half that—only 154 grams (5.4oz)!
The lens features 12 elements arranged into eight groups, including two Dual Super Aspherical (DSA) lenses at the front as well as two aspherical elements at the rear. Like its predecessor, the lens has a minimum focus distance of 25cm (9.8in).
Available in late February from retailers such as Backscatter, the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 9–18mm f/4–5.6 II will be priced at $700.
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