Outstanding F2.8 large-aperture super-telephoto lens. It is equivalent to 600 mm on a 35mm camera. You can accurately get the expression into a distant subject we would normally miss altogether, and feel the distinct super-telephoto effect. This overwhelming super-telephoto lens invites you to another image world. Perfect lens for wildlife and field sports photography.
Luxurious three ED lenses are used to provide the highest image quality with optimal resolution and contrast.
** Drop in PL filter, ND4, ND8 and Clear filter included.
Directly compatible with E-System cameras. Compatible with Micro Four Thirds digital cameras (PEN\OM-D) through use of the MMF-2 or MMF-3 (Four Thirds Lens Adapter to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter). The MMF-3 is dust and splash proof for use with that type of lens on a dust and splash proof body. Note, AF performance may diminish as compared to being on an E-System body.
Item # 261004
Focal Length 300mm ( 35mm equivalent focal length 600mm ) Lens construction 13 Elements in 11 Groups, including 3 ED Lens Elements and 1 Filter Holder Angle of View 4.2 Degree Closest Focusing Distance 7.9 feet/2.4m Maximum Image
0.15x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.30x) Minimum Field Size 115.3 x 86.7mm Number of Blades 9 Maximum Aperture f 2.8 Minimum Aperture f 22 Filter Size Exclusive Drop in Filter diameter 43 ( including ) Dimension Diameter 127 x 285mm Weight 3290g with Tripod Adapter Tele Converter EC-14 Yes Extension Tube EX-25 Extended Maximum Image Magnification; 0.25x
Minimum Field Size 69.2 x 52.0mm
Lens Hood LH-120 Lens Cap LC-140 (140mm) Lens Case LSH-1738
Depth of Field Table
F stop Camera-to-subject distance (in meters)Circle of least confusion 1/60mm 2.4 3.0 5.0 inf. 2.8 2.345~
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Customer Reviews of the Zuiko Lens ED 300mm f2.8
March 31, 2015
am loving this lens
In January I purchased the 300mm F-2.8 to complete my system. I love the clarity and the color I am seeing. I am using this on my EM-1 with a MMF-3 adapter. Having the ability to go to the faster F-stop is allowing the images to capture both speed and maintain the lower ISO to hold the noise down.
The drop in filters are easy to change and the Olympus CPL filter is a pleasure to use for landscapes.
I am having more fun finding new uses for this format over shorter focal lengths.
I have been a loyal Olympus user for over 30 years and had a wide variety of 4/3 lenses that I have acquired. Being able to maintain them and use them on the newer EM-series makes it so I do not have to go out and get all new lenses.
January 30, 2015
The Lens is very crisp and I have been able to take some very nice images with it. I do suggest using a Mono Pod with it for assistance. The drop in filter system makes it work easy. Using with the EM-1...it is very fast focusing and handles well.
April 02, 2012
Frozen Feather Images
Best Glass I've Ever Owned
I'm a nature photographer, primarily photographing birds. I need a lot of power, razor-sharp quality and good performance in low light. This lens delivers. It is without question the best lens I've owned.
It performs well with a 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverter, at the cost of one and two f-stops, respectively. I've lugged it (and it is a beast) from Barrow, Alaska to Antarctica. It's performed well in the steamy Amazon basin and at -40 F in mid-winter in the boreal forest.
I've owned the lens for more than five years. I've had exactly one problem with it, which Olympus fixed at its expense, AND gave me a loaner lens while mine was being repaired. I've fallen in it, cracking two ribs, without damage to the lens.
Solidly built, dependable and stupendous performance. My unqualified endorsement.
June 13, 2011
I rented this beauty for this year's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. This lens is simply amazing. build quality is almost tank like, although I was more careful with it than a newborn baby. The focus range selector is great and performs very well. The focus itself is responsive although it has a tendency to be a bit touchy. When coupled with my E-30 it produced stunning pictures. Pictures came out sharp with great detail and color, even when shooting handheld (yes I managed to last 3 days without a tripod/support). The drop in filters are amazing and are very easy to swap out. There are only two drawbacks to this lens: first and foremost the price, although I understand why it's still a lot of money, second is the weight this thing nearly broke my neck. It is a very hefty piece of kit. If you have the money to invest then it is definitely a must have, if you only shoot at 300mm on special occasions then it is a great rental and I would recommed it to anyone who is part of the Olympus family. Thank you Olympus for a piece of art. 9/10 (the price made you loose the perfect mark).
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