Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens

BH #OL3004PRO • MFR #V311070BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Super ED Elements
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A long-reaching super telephoto for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO from Olympus is a 600mm equivalent lens that balances refined optics with a hand-holdable design. Super ED, E-HR, and HR glass elements are combined to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations to provide a high degree of clarity and sharpness, and a Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for high contrast, color-accurate imaging.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Overview

A long-reaching super telephoto for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO from Olympus is a 600mm equivalent lens that balances refined optics with a hand-holdable design. Super ED, E-HR, and HR glass elements are combined to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations to provide a high degree of clarity and sharpness, and a Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for high contrast, color-accurate imaging.

Complementing the optical attributes, this lens is also characterized by its optical image stabilization system, which can be used in conjunction with camera-based sensor-shift IS to realize a six-stop effective reduction in the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system is also employed to realize quick and quiet focusing performance, and a manual focus clutch enables seamless switching between focusing methods for more intuitive use. The lens is also fitted with a removable rotating tripod collar for improved balance and support, and the lens is weather-sealed to guard against dust, moisture, and freezing temperatures to benefit working in harsh climates.

Super telephoto prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 600mm equivalent focal length.
Three Super ED (extra-low dispersion) elements are used to control color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Three high refractive index elements and one E-HR (extra-high refractive index) element help to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
A Z Coating Nano has been applied to individual elements to significantly reduce lens flare and ghosting to improve contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Lens-based image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit shooting handheld with this lens in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, this lens supports Synchronized IS, which pairs the optical IS system with select Olympus cameras' 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization to control up to six stops of camera shake.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Manual focus clutch lets you quickly pull the focusing ring into place for direct, intuitive focus control.
Programmable L-Fn (lens function) button for easily accessible settings adjustment.
Dust, splash, and freezeproof construction incorporates 17 separate seals to ensure this lens's performance in inclement conditions and harsh environments.
Removable rotating tripod collar offers a stable platform for working with this lens atop a tripod or monopod. The included DR-79 Decoration Ring can also be used on the lens when shooting handheld to take the place of the removed tripod collar.
Built-in retractable lens hood shields the front lens element to reduce surface reflections and flare.
Compatible with the optional M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter to further extend the reach to a 840mm equivalent focal length.
UPC: 050332190108

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Specs

Focal Length300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 600mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View4.1°
Minimum Focus Distance4.59' / 1.4 m
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design17 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.64 x 8.94" / 92.5 x 227 mm
Weight3.25 lb / 1475 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.63 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.05 x 6.4 x 6.35"
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Is this *really* equivalent to a 600mm lens? Ive been shooting with a Canon 7d, 100-400 mark ii +1.4x tc, but I wanted something with more reach (and cant afford a Canon 500 or 600mm lens). So I bought Olympus 300mm f4 with the EM-1 camera + 1.4x tc thinking that it would give me just that bc many sources say the lens is a 600mm equivalent. But after taking the same shot (same subject, same distance) with both cameras and comparing the results, the reach looks about the same. What am I missing?
Asked by: Kathleen H.
It will give the same field of view as a 600mm lens on a full-frame sensor. However, keep in mind that an actual 600mm full-frame lens like a 600 f/4 can be used on high-resolution 45MP full-frame bodies or 20MP+ APS-C bodies as well. So for example, a 20MP m4/3 body with this lens gives the same number of pixels on your subject and FOV as a 450mm lens on a 20MP APS-C body, or a 45MP full-frame body, which is much less than a true 600mm lens.
Answered by: Jason
Date published: 2021-01-17

I own a PEN-F Is the weight of this lens heavy ...

I own a PEN-F Is the weight of this lens heavy enough that it won't break the camera once it's mounted?
Asked by: Davud
I shoot with the EM-1 so don’t have a hands on answer, although it should be fine. Always use the lens tripod mount. You support the lens with one hand and camera with the other when shooting hand held.
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2020-11-25

Can a PEN-F handle the weight of this PRO lens or ...

Can a PEN-F handle the weight of this PRO lens or would it be too heavy for the mount?
Asked by: Davud
Needs to be held by lens and not body. If you held it by body only, no the mount will eventually suffer (break or bend). I tried using it a couple times on my pen f. Pretty awkward setup to use. And, compared to the EM1ii or EM1iii, the pens autofocus struggles a bit with the shallow depth of field from this lens.
Answered by: Curt
Date published: 2020-11-24

Does the foot on the rotating collar fit an ...

Does the foot on the rotating collar fit an Arca-Swiss clamp?
Asked by: Doug
Yes. It is compatible with arca-swiss.
Answered by: Katherine
Date published: 2020-07-13

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How does the lens perform in low light for sports photography?
Asked by: Lu
Focusing is not really an issue with a OMD mk 2 or 3. The issue will be whether the noise of the files at very high ISO will be acceptable to you. I use up to 3200, but if it gets darker than this then it will get noisy compared to full frame. Those of us who use m43 are aware of this limitation, but we think the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-07-08

How many aperture blades in this lens?

How many aperture blades in this lens?
Asked by: Patrick
the lens has 9 blades according to Olympus
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-15

Is the image quality for birds and wildlife as ...

Is the image quality for birds and wildlife as good as a latest edition top line 500mm f/4 prime by Canon or Nikon?
Asked by: Dave
We have not heard any negative feedback on this lens and it would offer the best results for those shooting birds or wildlife in general within the Micro 4/3 system.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-06-01

I would like a long zoom lens - e.g. 75mm-300mm - ...

I would like a long zoom lens - e.g. 75mm-300mm - as a fixed 300mm will often be too long for a bird or animal close up. I have the 12mm-200mm lens. Is there a long zoom lens (e.g., from another manufacturer) that can work with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II?
Asked by: Alan
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens B&H # OL4015028B would be a great option which is the equivalent of 80-300mm. https://bhpho.to/31Wr2xw
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-06-27
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