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OlympusM.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
 
4.4

(based on 41 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (15)
  • Reliable (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Wildlife photos (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Landscape photography (8)
  • Everyday (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (5)
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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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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 Product

By George

from Texas

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    I just got a few test shots done with this lens. It's long reach (300*2(E-M5 factor)) brings subjects close! I was hand holding even for the 300mm shots(daylight) and they looked good! Even my wife thought so!! It has some heft but for a lens like this you would expect this.

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    5.0

    excellant lens

    By mike

    from tupper lake ny

    About Me Casual Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      i have been using it for one week and just love it great pictures for the price

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      4.0

      Very good super zoom

      By dwight

      from austin, texas

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

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

        For Olympus m4/3 this is a great option. If better lenses are made in the future you can expect to pay 2 to 4 times as much and the will weigh 4 times as much too. Excellent for a hobbyist.

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        5.0

        amazing lens!

        By divel52

        from Bogota- Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Like I said in other review OLYMPUS ARE PATHETIC not including the hood with the lenses, just plain stupid. For God sake just add it up to the price and don't make people think that you are just a crummy Photographic company....

          The lens is fantastic though, just incredible IQ
          Just use it with fast enough speeds and handheld is perfect. I wanted a Tamron 150-600 for my Nikon D-800, 2 kg weight, double the price. This lens does the job and won't have to wait till year 2020 for Tamron to release the other one.

          Very happy with it.

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          5.0

          75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7ll lens

          By Donna

          from Venice, FL

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

          Great distance, sharpness. Going to africa, planning to get many wonderful shots

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          3.0

          Fair lens

          By Jack

          from California

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

          Nice weight for 300mm. F/stop a bit feeble. I am waiting for the 300mm f/2,8. My photos have been hit and miss at 300mm......some very sharp, but more are less than sharp.

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          4.0

          600mm in the palm of your hand...steady

          By SLOjoe

          from Central Coast, CA

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          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Have used the lens now for 2 weeks. Subjects are deer, birds, compression in landscapes.
          Can't beat the tiny size, low weight of the lens, so easy to carry.
          I find the results to be surprisingly good from 250mm on down. At 300mm is shows alot of compromises but still very good.
          At 300mm I found a tripod to be a must for best results. Hand held is ok but not the best.
          The lens is slow. That is, max aperture is small at 300 its needs lots of light for a fast enough shutter speed. Part of the small, light compromise.
          Focus is fast. No complaints.
          Overall I would buy it again. No question.The compromises for a small, light easy to carry lens are understandable. Its results that count on that question it delivers.

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          4.0

          Better than I expected.

          By Bob

          from Charlotte, NC

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Reasonably Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I have been using the Oly 4:3 system for about 8 years and would not switch to the M4:3 system until the EM-1 came out. I've kept some of my 4:3 lenses, but came to like the small lightweight M4:3 lenses too. I am patiently waiting for the new Pro 300/f/4, but decided I need someth long in the mean time. Oly put the 75-300 on sale and I reluctantly ordered it. I tested it against my
            150/f/2 + TC, and much to my astonishment the
            tiny 75~300 compared favorably. It also focuses quickly. It's painfully slow, but if you use it carefully (on a tripod) you will get surprisingly good images. I highly recommend it. Would give it five stars if it included the lens hood..a must.

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            5.0

            Great telephoto lens

            By Dr Dolittle

            from Central NJ

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

            My wife is having a great time taking nature photos with our new lens. Wildlife and Our Feathered Friends are her favorite subjects...

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            5.0

            X

            By Aida

            from Mexico city

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

            Es una maravilla de lente. La calidad de las fotos es increible. / It is such a wonderful lens. The picture's quality is incredible

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            4.0

            Little Big Zoom

            By Juan Calavera

            from Denver, Colorado

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            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I'm only deducting one star from a perfect rating because the f4.8 limitation makes this pretty much an outdoor-on-a-decent-day-only supertelephoto lens, but ... BOY, is it a fantastic sunny day shooter! Beautifully clear, all the way from 75 to 300mm. And light as a feather, in comparison to other interchangeable zooms. It's best on an Olympus body to compensate for no in-lens stabilization, as you'd imagine.

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            5.0

            Love this lens!

            By JK4Vols

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Took it on vacation and was able to get some shots of wildlife that would not have been possible without it. It fit my bag without adding much bulk or weight.

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            5.0

            Correction

            By Uncle Earl

            from Saratoga, CA

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            Pros

            • Sharp wide open

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              Update. I mentioned image stabilization - neither the lens nor the GM1 claim any stabilization. But on my GM1 at 300mm (600mm effective) I'm getting no visible image shake at 1/400th second, about half the traditional cutoff of one over the effective focal length - handheld. If there is no stablization, it speaks well for the lack of mirror slap in the mirrorless cameras. The more I get used to this small package, the better the image quality I get.

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              4.0

              Better than OK

              By Uncle Earl

              from Saratoga, CA

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Stabilization Works

              Cons

              • Bit Of Flare
              • Not tack sharp
              • Plasticy

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              When I compare this lens to my Sony 55-300 at almost twice the price, it doesn't quite make it. However, the sharpness while a bit soft is quite uniform across the field and contrast is only a small shortcoming on very bright subjects (see below) and can be handled to a fare-thee-well by underexposing (which can help with keeping iso low and shutter speed high). It's reasonably compact and construction is adequate - no wobble in the extended mode.

              Stabilization works nicely and much appreciated at 600mm equivalent for my handheld shots.

              The shot below is taken a half stop from wide open (f/7.1) to try to minimize flare and is obviously a tough dynamic range for this lens. If you look at the crop you can see the corner is about the same sharpness as the center and that flare is well controlled. The rose petals are a bit blown out even though the shot was underexposed by a stop. That may be in part due to the GM1 sensor that is challenged by bright reds. Low contrast scenes look very good tho.

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              4.0

              Lots of reach in a small package

              By phlash46

              from Montrose, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Outdoor Daytime Sports
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                I use this largely on an EM-1 for landscapes and wildlife and occasionally for sneaky portraits. It is an amazing lens going from 150 - 600mm (35mm equivalent) in a very small and light package. Excellent up to about 200mm, it drops to very good/good over that.It's not a replacement for a prime long lens but it is surprisingly good for the price.

                I have used it at 600mm equivalent handheld, though I don't recommend it! It's certainly light enough to hand hold all day with vibration reduction on, but, it's a real challenge at 600mm (use at least a monopod)! It shoots as well as the new Tammy of the same mm on a full frame body and costs and weighs even less.

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                3.0

                Too large but not many other choices

                By Brad

                from Houston, TX

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                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus
                • Heavy
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

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

                  Overall this is a lens I don't particularly like but will use for now because there is not much else on the market for 300mm Micro 4/3 lenses. My main issue is that the lens is enormous and looks ridiculous when zoomed to 300mm and placed on my E-P5. This lens causes the camera to become very front heavy and must be used on a tripod if you want to take shake free pictures. I have tried changing shutter speeds and various settings on the camera such as the shutter lag time but 300mm (600mm with crop sensor) hand-held shots with this lens are blurry 99% of the time. The problem is this lens is just too large for a smaller Micro 4/3 camera, something larger like the OM-D it might be perform better. I have used many compact point and shoot cameras with 24X optical zoom (600mm) or greater hand-held and they all performed better than this lens at delivering a blur free image.

                  When using a tripod photos taken using this lens come out in focus with nice color but somewhat slow focusing time. I am waiting to see what the price and size of the Olympus 300mm prime will be when it is released and hopefully it will be a viable option to switch to.

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                  5.0

                  Very Good

                  By Deanie

                  from South Africa

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

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

                    Good zoom in a small size - nice combination.

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                    5.0

                    Very good lens for nature photographer

                    By Andy

                    from Shelbyville, IN

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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:

                      I was not sure how often I can use this 75-300mm super zoom for my daily photographing because of the long focal length. But now, I am really happy about this long lens. It is very good for every nature photographing. I sometimes go out with only this lens. This gives me fresh and simplified image of nature. I like the solid construction. Zooming is smooth by just 90 degree action. Image quality is very good with nice "Boke".

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                      5.0

                      Good product

                      By MistahVega

                      from Gainesville, GA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

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

                        Good product with a fair price. Not very many super telephoto options for MFT and is now less than the Panasonic option. Decent quality for a 600mm FF equivalent.

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                        4.0

                        sharp lens, f stops could be bigger

                        By brody

                        from brooklyn

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

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

                          if you have the olympus 40-150, you have duplicated the focal length up to 150 and have the smaller openings to make it less useful. but it is sharp and the useful range is from 150 to 300 (300-600 in full frame 35mm) if you have the 40-150. its light to cary but needs to be stabilized at longer focal lengths.shorter focal lengths replace the 40-150

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