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Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens

You Pay: $4,899.00
Product Highlights
  • For 4/3 Format Cameras
  • Super High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction

This powerful super-telephoto zoom lens has a large-aperture (fixed F stop type) and is is equivalent to 180-500mm focal lenth on a 35mm camera. Only fixed focal super-telephoto lens could have provided wide-open f/2.8 shots in the past, however, this lens provides f/2.8 shots through the entire zoom range making it a best choice for the nature and sports photographer. Three ED lenses are used to give the highest image quality with optimal resolution and contrast.

Performance
Focal Length 90 - 250mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 180 - 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Four Thirds
Angle of View 14° - 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 8.20' (2.5 m)
Magnification 0.08x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:13
Elements/Groups 17/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 105 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.9 x 10.9" (12.45 x 27.69 cm)
Weight 7.21 lb (3.27 kg)
Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Tripod Adapter
  • 105mm Protective Filter
  • Lens Pouch
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Olympus U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    Olympus90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (8)
    • Rugged (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
    • Consistent output (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (6)
    • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    4.0

    Great Glass

    By Vanguard Audio Visual

    from Palmetto, Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

        I used the 90-250 w/ 2x teleconverter (1000mm) to shoot Terry Fator and his puppets from a 150'. It yielded a great, super sharp bust shot for projecting on his show. However, it has communication issues with the Lumix GH4. Iris does not function correctly in manual mode. Needs firmware update on camera and/or lens.

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        5.0

        Best lens that I own

        By val

        from Illinois

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

        Although this len is very heavy, I LOVE IT.I use it every opportunity that I have. You have to use a good tripod, dont waste money on a cheap version, or at least a monopod.

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        • Yes

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An amazing lens

        By Gary

        from Greenbelt, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

        This lens is pricey, but less than the comparable Nikon 200-400; the same for its size and weight. But that's to be expected of a lens of this quality. I have only used it once since buying it, shooting egrets, herons, and osprey...I added a 1.4x extender and still shot at f/4. I hooked it up to my new EM-5 via the M4/3 adapter, and used it with a Wimberly sidekick. The sharpness is superb...I look forward to many hours of quality shooting.

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        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Impressive sharpness and color

        By BigD

        from Southern California

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Good range fast sharp
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

          I use this Super Telephoto mostly for sports such as soccer, baseball, football, swimming, and even volleyball. It has the perfect telephoto range for capturing action fairly close and sufficient zoom range to grab shots out on the field and it works great with the EC-14 1.4X Teleconverter. It is razor sharp if you know how to use it in whatever situation you are working but it does require a little getting used to. It focuses very fast even in low light even though it is not an SWD lens. It has the ability to render absolutely beautiful Bokeh and the color saturation is jaw dropping. It is fairly big but nowhere near as large as some of the Canon and Nikon big boys and it is actually light for the class it is in. You will need a Monopod at the very minimum if you plan to shoot for a while. The construction is as good as it gets and the lens handles well once you get accustomed to using it. As a news and sports photographer it is always with me and I would not want to be without it. This is one very good telephoto lens.

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nothing else comes close

          By Doc

          from Kelowna, B.C., Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

            I use this for wildlife photos and had a great grizzly bear shoot here in B.C., Canada. Extremely sharp, great color, bokeh, and contrast. I shoot it wide open on my E3 and now my E5.
            I always use a monopod
            It is the lightest pro lens out there.
            I've been a Canon shooter for a few years and it's a great system but I just don't use it anymore. I may sell my 5D system since the results of my Oly system are so good.
            Remember it's always about the glass.

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            • No

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            (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not worth it

            By tony

            from PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

            Tried using it in low light for a figure skating competition.
            In terms of speed and sharpness, both the 35-100mm and the 300mm are better. Not even close. Save your money and get the 35-100mm and use the 1.4x converter or save up for the 300mm.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding super long distance zoom

            By Bill

            from Hershey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

            I purchased this lens shortly before a trip to Hawaii. It is very large and requires its own carrying bag. It is heavy so a tripod is almost a must; I have occasionally used it freehand but more often with a tripod or monopod. It provides outstanding sharp photos at long distances; with the f2.8 stopping action (surfers; shore objects from a ship a mile or two off shore). I have used it at sporting events and have even used it for some astronomy work (great for the moon). It was perfect for several graduations. I generally use it with my E3 body, which makes the whole system very weather resistant; I have also used it with my older Evolt 500 body with equally impressive results.

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            (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NOTHING COMPARABLE

            By LIGURT

            from BERGAMO (PADANIA)

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens:

              I USED IT ON AN OLYMPUS STAGE IN BERGAMO (PADANIA). IT'S UNBELIVABLE. A BIT HEAVY BUT INCREDIBLY SHARP FOR A 180-500MM (135MM). GOOD SATURATION AND BALANCE. FAST FOCUS EVEN IN LOW LIGHT (WITH E3) AND IN VERTICAL POSITION
              I REALLY COULDN'T FIND SOMETHING BAD EXCEPT FOR THE WEIGHT.

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