A versatile and relatively compact telephoto zoom, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II from Olympus is a 150-600mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The optical design makes use of three low dispersion elements and three high refractive index elements to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for a high degree of clarity and sharpness throughout the zoom range. A ZERO coating has also been applied to help reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, this lens utilizes a Movie & Stills Compatible AF system to achieve smooth, fast, and near-silent focusing performance to benefit both photo and movie applications.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 150-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4.8 to f22
- One Super ED Element, Two ED Elements
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7... Overview
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7... Specs
|Focal Length||75 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 150 to 600mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/4.8 to 6.7|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Format Coverage||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||16° to 4.1°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.95' / 90 cm|
|Optical Design||18 Elements in 13 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||58 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.72 x 4.59" / 69 x 116.5 mm|
|Length at Maximum Extension||6.48" / 164.5 mm|
|Weight||14.92 oz / 423 g|
|Package Weight||1.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.9 x 3.8 x 3.7"|
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7... Reviews
This lens has worked amazing. It arrived faster than expected. No complaints. Thanks B&H
Very pleased with my purchase
Any camera and lens represents a compromise, and this is no exception. Trading size and weight, I got a lightweight super-telephoto at a very good price that delivers quality images in good light without need for a tripod or monopod. There certainly are better lenses in the Olympus line that cover the same territory. But they are bigger and heavier, and far more costly. For me, a dedicated hobbiest who purchased a clean second-hand lens, this was a good purchase.
Better performance than I expected!
I honestly did not expect this lens to perform as well as it has. It has produced some very good images, even when extended out to the 300mm range. Images are sharp and detailed. I would recommend this lens for anyone who cannot afford the more expensive ones, but still want a telephoto lens to take wildlife and other pictures with.
As with all equipment I purchase from B & H, as soon as it's delivered, I test it. This lens is no exception. I opened the box, attached the lens and tested it. At 75 mm the lens is sharp and beautiful. At full telephoto, it won't focus! No matter how much I tried the image would not focus. I must send it back. I wanted to like this lens but could not justify the purchase with such poor image quality at the 300 mm range.
Good basic solid lens
Much better than I thought it would be for the cost. Focuses fast, nice images, and works very well with the OM-1 III I have. Struggles in low light somewhat but as long as you know the limitations is a very good lens for the price. JKA
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
The lens is a magnificent lens producing high clarity, excellent color and easy to use.
Best entry to wildlife photography
This lens has been paired with my E-M5 MK3 and the OM1. Small size, light weight, reasonable price = 5 stars Image quality = 5 stars Build quality = 4 stars (zoom is not smooth) I have been shooting with this lens extensively for bird photography. Here are my observations. Many say this lens is slightly softer at the 300mm end. This maybe caused by shooting technique, distance from the subject and/or atmosphere qualities. If any 300mm lens (600mm equivalent reach) is used on a warm to hot day - where there are air temperature variations between the lens and the subject especially over a distance, the image will look softer due to atmospheric distortions. This will be pronounced if the image contains highlights. My copy gives me tack sharp shots wide open at 300mm if the air is cool and undisturbed and I'm using good extreme telephoto lens technique. To prove this - the closer the subject is to the lens wide open at 300mm on a warm day, the sharper the image becomes. I got this lens to use it wide open f6.7 at 300mm with the ability to zoom. Some say they get better results at f7.1 or f8. It may be true but I haven't seen this and anyway, f6.7 seems to give me fantastic results. I was curious and tried the Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f5.6 on my Nikon Z6. The images were slightly better not because of the lens but because the z6 has lower noise and better dynamic range. To prove this, I tried the 75-300mm lens on an OM1. The results were better than my E-M5 MK3 but mostly because the OM1 recognises birds and focuses on the eye, has better high ISO noise and dynamic range than the older E-M5 MK3. I highly recommend this lens. I also highly recommend BHPhoto. I have been buying from BHPhoto for many years and have never been disappointed. They are trustworthy and have fantastic customer service.
Compromises in all the right ways for me
Every lens is a compromise of some sort. Here, we trade size and weight for speed and maybe, just maybe, quality of glass. I have difficulty with big heavy gear, which led me to M43 in the first place. This ED 75-300mm ii lens got me a super telephoto at full frame equivalents, that I can haul around with no wear and tear on my back. I may not get the absolute top tier pics, but what I get is pretty good at the right price, using my old friend, my first gen E-M5 body. The trade-offs involved here when compared to a bigger, heavier lens, are well worth it for me.
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