The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II is an updated version of its lightweight 150-600mm equivalent telephoto lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. While most of the changes are cosmetic, the lens elements feature the latest ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to resist scratches and reduce ghosting. Like its predecessor, this version also includes Olympus' MSC technology which aims to minimize focusing noise during video capture.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens (Micro Four Thirds Mount)
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- 75-300mm focal length
- 150-600mm equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds cameras
- F4.8-6.7 maximum aperture; F22-22 minimum
- 58mm filters
- 0.90m/35.43" minimum focus
- Micro Four Thirds mount for Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||75–300 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Maximum aperture||F4.8 - F6.7|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Aperture notes||Circular aperture|
|Special elements / coatings||1 Super ED glass element 1 ED glass element 3 HR glass elements 1 E-HR glass element ZERO coating|
|Minimum focus||0.90 m (35.43″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||423 g (0.93 lb)|
|Diameter||69 mm (2.72″)|
|Length||117 mm (4.59″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||58 mm|
Layman's review of Olympus 75-300mm II
Layman's because I don't have much experience with 600mm equiv. lenses on any system, can't compare it with 100-300mm or previous 75-300. I own Pana 45-200mm but I don't use it often. Still, on occasions I use super-tele and I got this lens to have a better tool when I need it. Shortly, it didn't disappoint. The lens seems to be built solid, no zoom creep after a month of light use. Oly 40-150mm zoom mechanism is a bit hard to extend, Pana 45-200m is much easier but it got zoom creep. 75-300 ...
I own the 17mm 1.8, what's the next best lens you can't live without?
I have plenty of lenses for my 5D Mark III, but I was thinking of getting just one more lens for my Olympus EP5 kit. The 17mm is awesome. I was thinking maybe a 45mm 1.8 or a 75-300. Do I need it, NO! Still, thought maybe one more lens for my kit and then call it quits (LOL, yeah right, but no seriously).
The Photo Ninja wrote: I have plenty of lenses for my 5D Mark III, but I was thinking of getting just one more lens for my Olympus EP5 kit. The 17mm is awesome. I was thinking maybe a 45mm 1.8 or a 75-300. Do I need it, NO! Still, thought maybe one more lens for my kit and then call it quits (LOL, yeah right, but no seriously). I couldn't do without two lenses: the 60/2.8 Macro and the 17/1.8. I own the following: 1) Samyang 7.5 --- extremely sharp, optically almost perfect (apart from the distortion ...) 2) MZ 12/2.0 --- the lens I use the most, a bit overpriced 3) MZ 17/1.8 --- an excellent everyday lens, this gets almost as much use as the 12/2.0 and is an awesome street lens because of the blazing autofocus speed and ability to set hyperfocal distance 4) MZ 45/1.8 --- optically outstanding, especially for the price, but the focal length doesn't suit me and I rarely use it 5) MZ 60/2.8 Macro --- a superb macro lens that gives me lots of fun in the garden, and I would certainly ... Continue Reading
You have the moderate wide lens, so next you need the moderate long lens. I never hear anyone complain about the 45mm/1.8. The 45 and the 17 together would give you a fast, small, lightweight kit with great image quality. Continue Reading
M43: new lens(es) or the e-p5?
Hello there i have a question: would you recommend buying an oly e-p5 or the upcomming oly 25mm (if it's good) and the oly 45mm? Here is my stuff that I already own: oly pen e-pl3 vf-2 14-42mm 75-300mm II Industar 61 f2.8 (fully manual) pentax 50mm f 1.7 (fully manual) Thank you ;) it may all sound stupid, but I was thinking that all you experienced photographers could help me!
You seem to be short on primes, and as many will say, money is better invested in good glass, rather than camera bodies. Cameras come and go, but lenses prevail. So, my advise would be to build your lens collection first, and start thinking on upgrading your camera later. You are talking here about two very high quality lenses, so I wouldn't give it a second thought. Go for them. Another way of looking at it is: What the E-P5 will do for you, that the E-pl3 cannot? Continue Reading
Simple, get an E-PL5. The money saved over getting the E-P5 can then go towards some lenses. Regards.... Guy Continue Reading
Yeah, thanks :) lenses are properly the best investment, but I could use some more iq :P im really looking forward to see how the 25mm do in tests. The 2 main reasons for buying the e-p5 is the 5-axis and iq. It can get a little shaky when using my 75-300mm on the e-pl3 (2-axis) thank again for replying Continue Reading
Which camera bag for E-M5 kit?
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