farqfbuqdddaswwqarcxzwsxrdeq

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Easily interchangeable (29)
  • Durable (26)
  • Consistent output (25)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (25)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (17)
  • Blurry focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (39)
  • Landscape/scenery (30)
  • Sports/action (20)
  • Travel (14)
  • Landscape photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (30), Enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (9), Semi-professional (5), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61), Yes (6)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Good LensBut Not Without Shortcomings

Used on a OM D EM 1. Mostly shooting birds.

The focal length is nearly ideal for this type of shooting. The lens is sharp wide open and gets...Read complete review

Used on a OM D EM 1. Mostly shooting birds.

The focal length is nearly ideal for this type of shooting. The lens is sharp wide open and gets sharper at f/8.

Its slow and hunts at 300mm. Misses or refuses to focus at times.

Reviewed by 94 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Great Telephoto Lens for the Mirco Four Third Format

By Starrn1

from Naples FL

Verified Buyer

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

I really couldn't afford a lens of this equivalent focal length for my full frame camera but I can with my Olympus!

 
5.0

Small enough to have with you all the time

By Denny

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Even better than the original m4/3 75-300mm, light years ahead of the old 4/3 70-300mm. Same lens hood.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this lens again.

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use this lens on an Oly EM1 and have shot birds, flowers, and various other subjects. the image are clear and sharp, good color and contrast. Sometimes it will hunt at the long end so I back off a bit and refocus. Its quick and quiet, compact, slightly heavier than I expected, overall a very nice addition to my group of lenses.

 
5.0

Better than it's cost

By G512ga

from Undisclosed

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

I found this lens to be surprisingly contrasty and quite sharp. It isn't pro quality because of it's modest maximum apertures. It's zoom range is excellent for a wide variety of work. For outdoor work it is an excellent value.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value in a long zoom lens for Micro 4/3 cameras.

By Ronald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This is a fairly sharp lens once you get it focused. As others have noticed there is a tendency to hunt for the right focus point, once it finds it, it is very sharp, provided you keep your shutter speed up. It is important to keep your shutter speed up, from my experience at least 1/200 of a second or higher. This lens works best in full daylight, not as forgiving in early mornings, evenings, or, dark overcast days. I definitely recommend you use a mono-pod or tripod with this lens. No lens stabilization or vibration reduction.

My take on this lens:
1. Don't bother stopping down, shoot wide-open, your pics will benefit more from the higher shutter speed than any increase in depth of field.
2. This lens is very sharp wide open. There is a caveat though, it is a shallow depth of field when fully extended to 300mm.
3. Spend the money, buy the lens hood.
4. It's easy to get spoiled with the ability to get close to your subject, I don't spend much time on intermediate focal lengths, I am almost always zoomed in to 300mm.
5. This is a plastic lens, surprisingly light for its focal length and zoom range. No way to gauge how durable this lens will be.
6. f:6.7 maximum aperture at 300mm means you don't always get that subject separation you often get with longer focal length lenses. Don't expect great separation in crowded settings, scenes like birds perched in a tree behind some leaves. Don't expect to be able to "shoot through" intervening objects like twigs and leaves without manually focusing.
7. Manual focus is fairly easy,, you will definitely appreciate the steadiness of a tripod or monopod when trying manual focus. Manual focus with this lens has no infinity stop and no distance markings.

I think Olympus over-engineered the design of this lens, should have limited the zoom range to boost the aperture and make the lens faster.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Long reach, light weight

By Bill

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good lens for the price. Best for stable subjects in good light. Image stabilization works well. I was looking for this kind of reach in a small package. This lens fit the bill for me. Not for everyone.

 
5.0

Very good lens for a good price

By John

from Curaçao

Verified Buyer

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

I am more than pleased with this lens; coupled with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera the image stabilization allows handheld shots with the lens at 300mm. Sharpness is good over the full range of the lens. A very good addition to my other Olympus lenses. I now cover the range from 9mm wide angle till 300mm tele in 3 lenses (9-18mm, 14-150mm, 75-300mm)

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would definitely purchase this lens again

By Dirflyfish

from Myrtle Beach, SC

Verified Buyer

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

Am waiting to use later this month on a trip to Hawaii.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

top notch

By jmansfield

from Evansville, IN

Verified Buyer

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

Does what is advertised, big time zoom...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good lens.

By Jens

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Reasonably sharp for the price. Using it when I don't want to carry my CANON 100-400mm with Metabones adapter. Not a Pro lens, but a very good value.

 
5.0

I use this lens more than I thought I would, glad I got it.

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is very sharp for this focal length. Very happy with the results.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would not purchase again.

By Ronald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this lens. I am an experienced photographer utilizing Canon and Olympus cameras. I paired this with the EM5 MkII. I shoot a lot of action and wildlife. I already have the Olympus 12-40 F2.8 Pro lens and the 40-150 F2.8 Pro lens with converter, as well as some prime lens. In Canon I am shooting with all their Pro "L" series lens. I say this because I unfortunately am comparing it to those lens which have superior glass to this lens. I needed to be on a tripod and the subject matter not moving, with a lot of light to obtain decent results. At 300mm I was unable to achieve a clear tack sharp image no matter what. The best was to keep it between 200mm - 250mm and F8 but, still not up to the image quality of Olympus Pro lens. In all fairness my subject matter was often 500-1500 feet away. I tried the lens at a polo meet photographing horses in motion and could not obtain a clear shot out of hundreds I took that afternoon. I switched to the Olympus Pro lens and was able to get good shots. So same conditions just switching lens. It may be okay for relatively close subjects and under good lighting conditions, with the subject matter stationary. I will be returning the lens. I must say that I have been extremely and pleasantly surprised with adding the Olympus line up to my equipment. This is the first lens I have felt this way about, so do not judge all their products on the performance of this one lens. Their prime lens are extremely sharp, as well as their Pro series lens.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet!!!

By Oldster

from Undisclosed

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

Wanted to be able to reach out even farther than with the 14-150 (35mm equivalent 28-300) for bird and other wildlife photography. Have been quite pleased with the results so far.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST SUPER TELEPHOTO LENS

By BEACHBUM

from FORT PIERCE, FL

Verified Buyer

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

As an Advanced Amateur/Hobbyist, this is by far the best Super Telephoto Lens I have used. I mainly shoot Wildlife. The reach you get is as great as or greater than Canon's 100-400mm L. The price and quality with Olympus Products allows one to achieve semi-to-professional pictures. Not to mention the smaller size and less weight than the "big guns" of other manufacturers. Glad I switched.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens for long distance capture

By Traveler Rich

from Southern California

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased this lens to take photographs of aircraft either landing or departing from my local airport. I previously purchased the 40-150mm f2.8 Olympus lens, but, wanted the extra distance capture and did not want to purchase the Olympus 1.4 multiplier because it would not extend the lens the millimeter range I wanted. When purchasing this lens, I would recommend the following: a B&W 58mm Xs Pro Clear MRC, the Olympus Lh-61e lens hood, and, because you have the lens hood the Olympus Lc-58c lens cap...which is a pinch lens cap allowing removal and application w/o removing the lens hood. The supplied lens cap is a standard cap which pinches from the side. This is very difficult when the lens hood is attached. The lens has quick focus and when using it with multiple shooting modes is more than sufficient. The lens elements create a great sharpness and contrast which can be further modified in camera settings. There is no slip ring (like on the 12-40mm f2.8 or the 40-150mm f2.8) to instantly allow for manual focus...you will have to change the setting in the camera. This is fairly quick on the main screen. The lens is light and very convenient to leave in your camera bag. Regular--as in digital SLR type cameras such as Canon--size lenses in this category will be at least twice as big and heavy. The clarity and contrast is great. You will not be disappointed--especially the price for the type of lens you are getting. Read the technical reviews telling about lens elements and testing for sharpness...at full out 600mm you really have to practice getting your subject in the frame if it is moving because the angle of view is quite small. For the price and features I am very happy with this lens.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A winner!

By DR. Deb

from Cleveland, OH

Verified Buyer

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

Fantastic lens! I have owned it for just a few weeks and love it. About the size of a can of pop, lightweight and easy to handle on my OMD EM1. Others have noted a softening at the 300mm mark, and I would agree. But what I win in reach outweighs this imperfection. A delight to use. One of the most affordable super zooms ever!

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing lens for no bigger than it is

By Gary

from Tempe, AZ

Verified Buyer

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

I just had a chance to try the lens out this past weekend at a botanical garden near me. There was a special cactus that only blooms once a year and I was there, each one was about 20' from me, as that is a close as you could get to them and the 300mm setting really brought them in for some nice pictures. One thing that you have to be aware of is the f stop on this lens at 300mm is only 6.7 so watch you have a high enough iso so you can stay at 1/500 of a second or the pictures will blur or if the iso is too high the pictures will be grainy.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

By ShootSeeker

from Los Angeles

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

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

Great lens. Need to understand that it is a long reach and not a fast lens. Use high shutter speed and plenty of good light. Shot it handheld with no blurs at 650 and above shutter speed. Keeps up with my
Sigma 150-600C on 5D III.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Must have Lens!!!!

By Photo

from IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Outstanding lens that covers the near to far shots. The ability to reach out and capture images close up without compromising quality, then this is the lens that is a must have in your camera bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    nice surprise

    By Ruth the hiker

    from Kingman AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      does a great job when zoomed all the way in--better than my sigma for my big cameras

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »