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Olympus MSC ED-M 75 to 300mm II f4.8-6.7 Zoom Lens
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- Super telephoto zoom lens
- 150mm-600mm equivalent field of view gets you close to the action
- Quiet Movie-Still-Compatible lens drive, great for video shooting
- Compact overall length of just 4.6 inches
- Optional LH-61E lens hood available
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.72 x 4.61 inches|
|Item Weight||0.93 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.90 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.8 - F6.7|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||75 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||75 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||18|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||16 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
|Style Name||US Version|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
The newly designed M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm II f4.8-6.7 with a 35 mm equivalent of 150-600mm is an affordable super telephoto lens that delivers excellent portability and outstanding image quality when paired with the award-winning Olympus PEN or OM cameras. Weighing only 14.9 ounces and measuring 2.7 by 4.58 inches and reaching 300mm, this is the perfect lens to take with you for capturing outdoor nature scenes. Comprised of 18 elements in 13 groups, including a Super ED lens provides exception optical performance throughout the zoom range. One Super ED (extra-low dispersion) lens and 2 ED lenses eliminate chromatic aberration which deteriorates a picture. 3 HR (high refractive index) lenses make the lens compact and provide an excellent picture throughout the zoom range.
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the 75-150 range perfect, the AF is accurate the images are sharp and color rendition is signature Olympus blue skies and contrasty details.
Low light AF is poor but I have to admit this is my only lens slower than f/2.8 so I may have a biased opinion. This one seems to hunt anytime I need to push above ISO1250, or shutter speeds creep downwards. That being said in good light eve heavily overcast daytime light it is fast to confirm focus and adjust. I imagine the newer sensors and faster processors would further improve the speed also.
It is an equiv. 150-600mm lens and it is the size of a 12oz soft drink without hood, a 22oz bomber can with the hood. That is unheard of, when I was testing the lens taking the images I uploaded there was a guy hauling a FF camera and a 300mm canon L lens he had a luggage trolley a backpack and a tripod that could have held my weight, hopefully his images were better than mine. Looking at his set up he had roughly $18,000 in his lens and body alone, I had 10% of that and was able to carry my kids lunch and water bottles as well as my set up in a sling bag. The true advantage of this lens is size and range. There are other options and even super zoom cameras that will compete for IQ at the long end, but none that give you size and adaptability of the micro four thirds system and this lens is a must have as of 2014 there is no native option that offers all of this.
It's not a professional one you could use to shoot an eagle in flight at sunset or a touchdown across a stadium at night, but if you can work with the F stops it can do, it'll get the job done. With the IS on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 I can take clear shots in cloudy daylight at full zoom without a tripod.
Some chromatic blurring on high contrast areas at full zoom, but less than I've seen with other lenses at the same or lower price point.
I prefer metal to this one's plastic, but it seems sturdy enough. It's a few hundred less than the Gen 1 version too.
It's about half the length and what feels like 1/3 or less of the weight of my Canon 70-200 EF 2.8 which cost much more, yet with the MFT factor gets me to a 600mm equivalent - 3x as far.
It would be nice if more of the Olympus and Panasonic MFT lenses used the same filter size. I picked 3 lenses plus the kit, and every one is a different size. At least the smaller filters are less expensive than the full frame lens ones.
I do NOT have steady hands which is one of the ways in which I am cursed as a photographer. Long slow zooms often present real challenges for me. I am a part time professional photographer who shoots both micro 4/3 as well as full frame dslr and often have terrible shots with big zooms when I am not on a tripod. Since I was just shooting the Open for my own pleasure, it really didn't matter how the shots came out.
Shock of shocks, I got some really good crisp images. I am sure the credit for that belongs with the lens more than my unsteady hands. I was pleased with how quickly it focused. If you compare this to a fast nikon or canon tele zoom you will clearly see that this is a bit slower to focus and doesn't give quite the same bokeh. But I am not comparing it to those lenses. For the price and for the range of what it can do, this is really a bargain.
Bottom line: Is this as sharp and crisp as a canon 70-200 f2.8? No, definitely not in the same class in my opinion. But if you are looking for a really solid and affordable performer for your micro 4/3 camera, I would definitely recommend this lens. It has good reach and though slow, was able to handle the sports at the US Open and delivered some crisp action shots. I think Olympus has a winner here. By the way, I paired this with the olympus OM-D E-M5. I am eager to get my hands on an E-m1. Would love to see what this lens could do paired with that camera.
- The barrel of the lens does extend just a little beyond the base of the E-M10 and on my tripod mount that is enough to block the smooth turning of the zoom ring as it extends up to the lens mount. I resolved this by putting a hose gasket between the base of the camera and the tripod mount but it can be annoying. On the other hand there is really no reason to use the tripod as the lens is long and tends to wobble when fine tuning zoom or focus.
- At full zoom the lens can be a little soft and I usually need to go to f8 or higher and keep the shutter speed high. It often forces me to use ISO's of 1600 or a little more.