Olympus 75-300mm II f/4.8-6.7 Lens

Super telephoto lens for Olympus hybrid cameras

Item #: 279M753HII

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One of the great things about your Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera is its portability. But have you seen what getting 600mm worth of reach can do to an interchangeable-lens camera's form factor? On many cameras, that can add pounds and a lot of length to your total kit.

Not so with this versatile 4X super-telephoto zoom. It delivers a generous 150-600mm equivalent focal range in a form that is under 5 inches long and weighs less than a pound. 600mm will snag you that close-up of a classic New York City high-rise building gargoyle from your vantage point on the street — and, at full-wide, it's perfect for those impromptu candids of the family when they don't know you're shooting. Plus, with Olympus' acclaimed M. Zuiko optics, you'll capture pictures that are clear, crisp, and free of color fringing across the entire frame.

Product Highlights:

  • 75-300mm II f/4.8-6.7 lens
  • lightweight super telephoto zoom lens accommodates compatible Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • 150-600mm effective focal length
  • ideal for long-distance shooting, photojournalism, sports, and nature photos
  • minimum focus distance: 35.43 inches
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
  • optics include Super-ED (extra-low dispersion) element, 2 ED elements & 3 HR (high refractive index) elements
  • attachment/filter size: 58mm
  • lens is 2-3/4" in diameter, 4-13/16" long
  • weight: 14.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens cap, manual

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  • Black M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II lens
  • LC-58E Front Lens Cap
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Card

Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Olympus
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 75-300mm
Maximum Aperture F4.8 (W) - 6.7 (T)
Weight 14.9 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Micro Four Thirds Mount: The updated M. Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. The focal length is equivalent to a 150-600mm lens in 35mm photography. It is compatible with the Olympus PEN and OM-D interchangeable lens cameras.

ZERO: This new lens features the advanced ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) lens coating, ensuring high imaging performance, even under unfavorable conditions such as backlight shooting.

Lens Specifications: The lens has the following specifications:

  • Focal Length: 75-300mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 150-600mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F4.8 (W) - F6.7 (T)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22 (W-T)
  • Angle of View: 16° - 4.1°
  • Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups, including 1 Super ED lens, 2 ED lenses, and 3 HR lenses
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 35.43" (W), 59.06" (T)
  • Diaphragm: 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter=2.692", Length=4.783" (5.075" w/caps)
  • Weight: 14.9 ounces

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75-300mm Good for reach

Written By J, New York on Monday, April 29, 2013

I received the lens as a gift. The reach is lovely on this lens, 75-300mm (150-600mm=35mm), its sharp up to 200mm. The lens gets a bit soft at 300mm. The build is good, although I would like to see Olympus build lenses with internal zoom movement, meaning the lens overall length does not change. I gave it 3 stars cause although this lens is sharp, the focus is extremely slow, making it weak for shooting sports or action.. Could be the lens or the OM-D's weak AF-C system.

Pros: Built, Reach and sharpness at up to 200mm

Cons: slow focus , soft at 300mm

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For me it's been sharp enough for my needs at 300mm if my subject has high contrast and is stationary. The main issue for me is the 6.7 aperture at 300, so light-gathering ability is limited, requiring a fast shutter speed or a higher ISO than I would normally use. I bought this lens with the EM-1 to use as a backup system for birds when I don't want to carry my heavier Canon rig and when birding takes priority over photography. Hasn't gotten much use for birds yet.. but a lens at this price and form factor requires some tradeoffs. Oly is supposed to come out with a 300/f4 prime next year, which should be a better bird lens but of course will be much heavier and more expensive. [ KAREN  Jul 21, 2014 ]