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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 35mm Equivalent: 150-600mm
  • ZERO Lens Coating
  • One Super ED and Two ED Lens Elements
  • Three HR Lens Elements
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens is a telephoto zoom lens that is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard. The 75-300mm focal length gives a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 150-600mm for a standard to super-telephoto reach.

The lens construction integrates one Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and two ED lens elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity. Three HR (high-refractive index) elements are also incorporated into the design to reduce the overall weight and size of the lens and also promote an overall higher image quality. Lens elements also feature Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical) coating to reduce internal and surface reflections and ghosting that are more prevalent when shooting in difficult lighting conditions, such as backlit situations. The ZERO coating also provides greater durability to the lens surfaces.

The MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) autofocus system provides quick, accurate auto focusing that is especially suited to working with fast-moving subject matter. By employing an internal focusing mechanism, the lens is also able to function in a quiet and smooth manner that greatly benefits its use when recording movies.

Compatible with Micro Four Thirds system standard.
One Super ED and two ED lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also providing increased image sharpness and clarity.
Three HR lens elements work to reduce the overall size and weight
ZERO coating minimizes reflections and ghosting while also contributing to increased durability for the lens surfaces.
MSC autofocus system provides a quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance that suits photographing fast-moving subject matter as well as recording movies.
Seven-blade circular diaphragm offers a smooth, aesthetic out-of-focus quality to shallow depth of field imagery.
Performance
Focal Length 75 - 300mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 150 - 600 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.8 - 6.7
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 16° - 4.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.95' (90 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Elements/Groups 18/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.72 x 4.59" (69 x 116.5 mm)
Weight 14.92 oz (423 g)
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
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  • 260056 LR-2 Rear Lens Cap For E-P1 Lenses
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    OlympusM.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (9)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Landscape photography (6)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (11), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Compact, Light, and Wonderful

      Got this lens on Pre-order as soon as they announced it. It is a wonderful addition to the m4/3 system. Very light. Like all the the m4/3 lenses in contrast to...Read complete review

      Got this lens on Pre-order as soon as they announced it. It is a wonderful addition to the m4/3 system. Very light. Like all the the m4/3 lenses in contrast to their comparable brothers. It delivers fine detail through the entire zoom range, and paired with the hood shoots very well in adverse light conditions. The zoom is smooth and quiet. Manually focuses comparable to the rest of the olympus line up, if you like that kind of thing. Picks out individuals and details in a crowd nicely. Has a beautiful bokeh which makes for striking wildlife portraits at distance. I would absolutely recommend this lens to round out a m4/3 collection.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      75-300 II Olympus

      Have just taken it out for a spin. First time out, got a few soft, blurry images. But the great egret was moving so this wasn't a fair trial. Next time I...Read complete review

      Have just taken it out for a spin. First time out, got a few soft, blurry images. But the great egret was moving so this wasn't a fair trial. Next time I captured some Roosevelt Elk in the wild up near Eureka. Sharp photos. I think that once I figure out what this is capable of I will find that this suits my purpose of capturing wildlife outdoors.

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      5.0

      Great zoom lens at a BARGIN

      By Jacque Klar

      from Dallas, Tx.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Smal F-stop Range

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

      Have taken this lens on a walk around a lake area and tried photos from the 70's to the 300's and amazed at the quality of the photos.

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      4.0

      Better than expected...

      By CalW

      from Vermont

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Yet Sometimes Too Slow

      Best Uses

      • General Purpose Tele

      Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

      I shouldn't have put this purchase off for so long. Yes, of course the aperture range is slow (and inevitably, sometimes too slow) yet with faith in the camera's ISO capability and good technique, many hand-held shots can be pretty darn good due to the high quality Olympus glass. On-tripod results are way better than I expected. Great to have auto-focus with the long "reach" that I had tried to obtain from old "classic" manual focus lenses that couldn't match the optics in this lens. Color me satisfied!

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      4.0

      Good Telephoto.

      By mrbahr

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • A bit slow

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

      This has a great zoom capability. With IS, this works really well for 300mm. It's pretty sharp. The lens is a little slow. I'd like it to be a bit faster and also with a constant aperture.

      For this range, you can't beat the size. Can't compare this to the 100-300 from Panasonic, but for the price, you can't go wrong.

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By Bob

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

      Lots of reach for a small size. Rounds out my new E-M1 lens range. Price is reasonable and sharpness acceptable except perhaps at longest range.

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      4.0

      Works well with the M-1

      By RC

      from Saint George, Ut

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Nature

        Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

        I was using a full size Canon with a 400mm but on hikes it was a lot to carry. I am very happy with the Olympus 75-300 on my M-1 body as it is so much lighter and smaller. I was prepared for a drop off in picture quality but that was much less a problem than I first imagined. This lens has good sharpness though it's a little slow to capture the light, so I need to shoot at a higher ISO usually between 800 and 1,600. The image does not show too much noise so my noise reduction filter (Topaz) does the trick.

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        5.0

        Exceeded expectations

        By Gary

        from NH

        Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

        Only used a couple of times but photos are excellent using the OEM M1.

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        5.0

        Great lightweight lens for 4/3 camera

        By FotoGraffer

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

          This lens is a great addition to my Olympus OM-D E-M5. As I do a lot of international travel, I was very happy to add a lightweight lens with a 600mm equivalent zoom - just right for game drives and landscapes. The Olympus LH-61E LENS HOOD f/70-300mm f/4-5.6 seems to be the one that works best with this lens; I haven't found any 3rd party hoods that work as effectively.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing!!!

          By dw

          from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Poorly Fitted Oem Len Cap

          Best Uses

          • Candid photography
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

          This is a wonderful lens. I have tested and used it on my OM5 for wildlife, landscape, macro and candid portrait photography. The learning curve is not steep. Smooth, fast focusing and is very light compared to my legacy 300mm making hand held use stable even with my old shaky hands.
          The OEM lens cap proved to be a poor fit. It popped off and rescued many timed before it was gone forever. Could have put in my pocket but I do like to provide max protection. Did order a center pinch replacement.
          Put this jewel in your gear bag and use it.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great quality in a compact lens

          By Raincheck

          from Out West

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Travels Great
          • Wildlife Close Ups

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports
            • Traveling
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

            Use this for shooting wildlife. My Olympus OMD and this lens make it much easier to get around in the wild and get great shots. I travel a lot and the compact 600mm equivalent lens is easy to bring along. Fits in a jacket pocket. I am very happy with quality of lens and of shots.

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            5.0

            Super Zoom+Super Price

            By Justdontcallmelate

            from Murphy, NC foothills of Smoky Mountains

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

              Used with E-M5 image stabilization, this lens is perfectly usable down to a 30th of a second at 300mm (equiv. 600mm full frame). Don't count on it to do everything-it is not a macro lens. That being said, Olympus Micro Four Thirds is a great system for those who don't suffer from "look, mine is bigger than yours" syndrome!

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice lens for the price.

              By Geoff

              from Australia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                This is a nice small M4/3 telephoto lens with a huge effective focal length of 150mm to 600mm in 35 mm equivalent terms. It is sharp and contrasty enough, simmilar to most good m/43 lenses. Don't be fooled, however. While it is better than average consumer grade optics, it is not a substitute for a Canon or Nikon 600 mm f4 super tele.Once the light levels drop you will be quickly bumping up the ISO or needing a tripod as it is a slow lens. Olympus IBIS can only do so much.

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                4.0

                Small & Light w/Good Optical Performance

                By Scott

                from Jacksonville, Florida

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • No Weather Sealing

                Best Uses

                • Nature

                Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                I've been having some great fun capturing nature shots with this lens. It's small & light enough to be carried around all day and to get good hand-held shots. It's pretty sharp wide open so great for shallow DoF photography. If I've found a shortcoming, I'd say it's the close focus distance at 300mm. I'd like to be able to get closer to some subjects. Also, weather sealing would be nice. Great lens, though. I'm glad to have it.

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                3.0

                75-300 II Olympus

                By Photogirl

                from Sacramento, Ca

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling
                  • Zoo Photos

                  Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                  Have just taken it out for a spin. First time out, got a few soft, blurry images. But the great egret was moving so this wasn't a fair trial. Next time I captured some Roosevelt Elk in the wild up near Eureka. Sharp photos. I think that once I figure out what this is capable of I will find that this suits my purpose of capturing wildlife outdoors.

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                  • No

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for me.

                  By DaveLon

                  from London, ONtario

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                    Was using the Lumix 100-300 and this works much better for me on the OMD E5. By works better, I mean it is lighter, starts at a wider limit and, so far, the resulting shots are at least as good if not a touch sharper. Focus with the camera is beter too. Very useful for birding when moving thru the woods.

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                    5.0

                    Compact, Light, and Wonderful

                    By Dorindorout

                    from Seattle, Wa

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boats
                      • Everyday use
                      • Nauture
                      • Wild life

                      Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                      Got this lens on Pre-order as soon as they announced it. It is a wonderful addition to the m4/3 system. Very light. Like all the the m4/3 lenses in contrast to their comparable brothers. It delivers fine detail through the entire zoom range, and paired with the hood shoots very well in adverse light conditions. The zoom is smooth and quiet. Manually focuses comparable to the rest of the olympus line up, if you like that kind of thing. Picks out individuals and details in a crowd nicely. Has a beautiful bokeh which makes for striking wildlife portraits at distance. I would absolutely recommend this lens to round out a m4/3 collection.

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                      • No

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                      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Outstanding better than my Nikon 70x300m

                      By Big Vern

                      from Belmont, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                          I can hand hold and get sharp pictures with my OM-D E-m5 at 600mm. I love the camera and lens .

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Long Reach

                          By Tinc

                          from Lake Stevens,WA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                            Coupled with the Olympus OM-D E-M5's built-in Image Stabilization, this lens can gather some great images even hand-held. Remember to order the hood too because Olympus doesn't include one.

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                            4.0

                            A step up for olympus lenses

                            By Herb

                            from Alamo, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens:

                              This is solid lens with good ortics and great focus. Seems to be much more solid than the standard Olympus Kit lenses. I'm pleased.

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