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OlympusM.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
 
4.3

(based on 55 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (39)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (18)
  • Easily interchangeable (17)
  • Consistent output (15)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (9)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Travel (14)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Landscape photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (3)

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

very sharp

By elwitz

from phila, pa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

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:

    Have had experience with 3 other OM lenses with mixed results but this one is by far the sharpest. Except for the long zoom range it would be my go-to lens. Surprised it did not come with a lens hood.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Affordable Stopgap Until Olympus 300mm f/4.0 PRO is Available

    By Paste Pot Pete

    from Austin TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

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

        I bought this lens a few months ago, mainly to see what I could do with a supertelephoto focal length and anticipate whether or not I'd want the Olympus 300mm f/4.0 PRO when it becomes available. Given the lens's lack of a tripod mount I've mostly used it handheld, which put me through quite a learning curve finding ways to reduce camera shake because in-body image stabilization isn't so effective at full extension. At 300mm I need 1/600 shutter speed or higher, and flash helps if subjects are close enough. When you don't absolutely need 300mm, better practice is to limit focal length to 200mm or so using shutter speeds around 1/300-1/500. Image quality is good for a zoom, better than I expected for longer focal lengths.

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        1.0

        Worst lens I have ever owned

        By Gear Guy

        from Minneapolis, Mn.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

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

            Not sharp at all. even at 200mm Very soft and lacking in clarity. Sending back.

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            5.0

            light lens with a great reach

            By Dave C

            from San Francisco

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              So being a Canon DSLR guy, when I want long distance reach, it means heavy glass. I'm shooting this lens on the Oly OMD EM5 MkII and the combination is very light. Image quality is very good throughout the range. I've not experienced any focus hunting yet, and this is a pet peeve of mine which means I'll probably return the lens. The lens is slow, but combined with the internal IS of the Oly makes it a good combination. Cons: every lens should come with a container and a hood. One doesn't get that here.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice handling long zoom lens for micro four thirds

              By Steve the Hiker

              from Olympia, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Handling
              • Smooth operation

              Cons

              • Poor At Fast Action
              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              In an effort to go smaller and lighter and improve image stabilization, I recently replaced my Olympus OMD-EM1 with an Olympus OMD-EM5II. At the same time, I replaced a number of lenses, including the Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 with the M. Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II. I find the M. Zuiko to be significantly smaller, lighter, smoother operating, and better feeling in my hand than the Panasonic. More importantly, when paired with the EM5II, images seem noticeably sharper, particularly at longer focal lengths and smaller apertures, than I recall with the EM1/Panasonic combination. As I no longer have the EM1 or Panasonic lens, I can make no other comparisons.
              To me, the M. Zuiko ED 75-300mm is a very good long zoom lens when used with regard to its limitations. It requires adequate light and good sensor based image stabilization. It pairs extremely well with the Olympus OMD-EM5II. I prefer to use it hand held, but am sure it would benefit from a tripod. At this time, I have absolutely no regrets with the changes to my system.

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              4.0

              Great Reach in a compact lens

              By Bill W

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              Although I have had this lens for only a short time I've been impressed with the image quality. But as others have stated you need good light. And as with any long lens it will yield the best results on a tripod. You can get good images handheld, but it takes practice. Don't expect great handheld shots in low light with slow shutter speeds. But this could be said with any long zoom.

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              5.0

              Great Lens for Sports (Little League) photography

              By Old Man Mitch

              from Glen Burnie Maryland

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • None At This Time
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • No lens hood supplied

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • None A This Time
              • Sports/Action

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

              i got this lens to use on my OM-D E-5. I tried using my 70-200 f2.8 lens with the 4/3to Micro 4/3 adapter. I found to be too heavy and felt that it might damage the lens mount on the camera.
              My main use of the lensIs picture of my Grandson's Little Leauge baseball games. so the low light complaints seen in other reviews would not be a problem as most games are played in bright sunlight.
              I cannot use my other 4/3 lense as the field is enclosed is a 6ft tall chain link fence. With this Lens I can go to the Outfield Fence which is only 3ft high and about 200feet away from Home Plate and fill my frame with The Batter.Catcher, and Umpire.
              On a Cloudy Day I can set My ISO at 4000, My fstop at f13 and my shutter speed at 1/800sec.
              and get more than acceptable results.
              I also use it o get Good close up Shots of my garden flowers

              this lens is very sharp and is fast enoufh for most outdoor Photography. The higher ISO capability of the OM_D E-5 make this lens Ideal for my purpose.

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              • No
              • Similar:
              • Olympus E620 4/3 Camera and a variety of Olympus 4/3 Lenses, Sigma 70-200 f 2.8 TELEPHOTO, Sigms 10-20 Wide angle lens

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              5.0

              Extraordinary Lens

              By pcopernik

              from Rockville

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

              I bought this lens to take advantage of the cropped sensor, never imagined it would be so fantastic.

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              4.0

              So far,so good!

              By Jack

              from Chalfont,Pa

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Range Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Quality looks sharp. As it's slow, I do thank technology that allows me to kick up film speed to assist with shutter speeds. For a lense with this range vs the cost, find me something comparable.
                All in all, it's a winner!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good Lens for wildlife

                By Rover

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

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

                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:

                  Needed a 300mm reach to enable me to convert to micro 4/3 system and this does the trick. Am able to get the same reach with it as I had with my DSLR and a 400mm zoom. Like to photograph birds and other wildlife. Also this lens is much lighter in weight than the 400mm zoom for my DSLR.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  This product is Great for The Price

                  By Jay

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    My wife took pictures of birds from afar and you can clearly see how clear the pictures are. It is not that heavy for the power it can take.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Does what it should

                    By GreatGranny

                    from Bloomington,Il.

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      Love the sharpness of the distant photos, capturing things otherwise unseen and keeping them sharp even when enlarged and cropped. Love that is light enough for this old lady to use.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By Blue Heron

                      from Sarasota, FL.

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

                      Have used this on my OM D10. Very impressed with the images, as well as image stabilization. Worked great in low light and slow shutter speeds. Great walk around lens for the nature photographer when you don't want to lug the big stuff on informal walks. Love it for walks in the park.

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                      4.0

                      Good in bright sunlight.

                      By Old Retired Guy

                      from Western Washington

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      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:

                      This lens produces good images when used in bright sunlight to allow shutter speeds fast enough to match the focal length. In less than bright sunlight, and at longer focal lengths, a good tripod is necessary. No surprises. The lens is what it's expected to be and I'm happy with it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By George

                      from Texas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                          • No

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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

                            Verified Buyer

                            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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