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Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens

You Pay: $6,499.00
Product Highlights
  • For 4/3 Format Cameras
  • Super High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction

This incredible super telephoto lens combines the world's most precise optics with an impressive compact size and weight for the ultimate in performance and portability. This Zuiko Digital Lens use a precision aluminum alloy lens barrel and is half the size of its 600mm 35mm equivalent so it's easy to carry and use. With 3 ED glass elements for unsurpassed image color and clarity, the 300mm f2.8 is ideal for shooting sports, wildlife and fashion. The fast f2.8 aperture allows the photographer the ability to shoot even in poor lighting conditions. Focus response is quick and precise and can be limited to close or far ranges as well as the full lens range.

Performance
Focal Length 300mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 600 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Four Thirds
Angle of View 4.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9' (2 m)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 13/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 43 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 11.22 x 5.00" (28.5 x 12.7 cm)
Weight 7.24 lb (3.28 kg)
Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens
  • LSH-1738 Lens Case
  • Lens Hood (LH-120)
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap (LR-1)
  • Tripod Adapter
  • Filter Holder (DFH-1)
  • Drop-in Filter Set (Clear, ND2, ND4, and Circular Polarizer).
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus300mm f/2.8 ED Lens
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Rugged (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Zuiko SHG lens Rocks!

      By Jeff

      from Singapore

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens:

      This is the 2nd Olympus SHG lens that I have, the first is the 150mm F2 lens. IQ is amazing, color is as real as it can gets and works well with 1.4TC & 2TC. Used it mainly for bird photography and its not heavy for a '600mm' view, good for long hike and no worries about bad weather as all SHG glass are weather seal.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent lens!

      By tony

      from pa

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens:

        I rented this lens for the NCAA Lacrosse finals and it didn't disappoint. It was extremely quick with focusing, even with a 1.4x teleconverter on the lens.
        I even hand held it for the heck of it and it is heavy, but it is so sweet to have a 600mm focal length!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Wildlife Lens

        By Orla

        from Houston,TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens:

        Best birding lens I have used, sharpness is unparalleled even wide open at f2.8. Of course with the crop factor on an Olympus E-3 it is a 600mm lens at f2.8. Focus is accurate and fast. It is a trifle heavy but with all that great Olympus glass that is to be expected. Lens comes with two ND filters and an outstanding polarizing filter.

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        (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "The Big Tuna"

        By Fullstrutt

        from Forest Va.

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent sharpness
        • High Quality
        • Low Light Ability

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Lack of a Lens Cap

        Best Uses

        • Nature and Wildlife

        Comments about Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens:

        This is one Super Len’s…the tack sharpness though out all the stop’s is fantastic. It is quick to focus and great in low light situations. This is a heavy lens, but it go’s with me everywhere. Very well built and a dependable performer. I do not use image stabilization in the camera; therefore a tripod is a Must in most all of my shooting situations. Very expensive compared to other manufactures, but I do not regret spending the money for this lens. I feel the image quality is surpassed that of the other brands. The only drawbacks are the cost, weight and lack of a true lens cap. The Big Tuna is my #1 lens…

          • Similar:
          • Olympus 35-100mm f2.0, Olympus 150mm f2.0, Olympus E-3, E-510

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