Good lenses are usually expensive. Turns out, there is a reason for that. I wanted an ultra-wide lens for my YouTube studio. I have a small room and wanted to have more breathing room in the shots. The Olympus Digital 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 ED was the cheapest ultra-wide zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds mount and I got it. Cheap.

Guess what, I now kind of regret the decision. I mean, it works, it’s wide but the lens has 2 major problems:

  • Autofocus is extremely loud and slow
  • Only the center of the frame is sharp (or sharpish). Everything else is blurry and out of focus. And yeah, like expected bokeh sucks as well