Digital photography demands more than the traditional optical designs of film lenses. Photographers want to be able to shoot not only stopped down but with the aperture wide open and know they will get sharp, detailed edge-to-edge sharpness. The Olympus E-System and Zuiko Digital LensesTM are designed to meet the everyday needs of professional photographers.
With digital specific lens designs and unrivaled optical elements, unsurpassed image quality is achievable in an interchangeable lens SLR system, no matter what aperture you choose. And an incredibly compact, lightweight design - based on the innovative Four Thirds System - provides you with the most versatile, high-performance interchangeable lens system you've ever experienced.
An incredible super telephoto lens combines the world's most precise optics with an impressive compact size and weight for the ultimate in performance and portability.
This Zuiko Digital Lens use a precision aluminum alloy lens barrel and is half the size of its 600mm 35mm equivalent so it's easy to carry and use. With 3 ED glass elements for unsurpassed image color and clarity, the 300mm f2.8 is ideal for shooting sports, wildlife and fashion. The fast f2.8 aperture allows the photographer the ability to shoot even in poor lighting conditions. Focus response is quick and precise and can be limited to close or far ranges as well as the full lens range. Bundled with a lens case, removable tripod mount, lens hood, front lens cover, rear lens cap and four internal filters (Clear, ND2, ND4, and Circular Polarizer).
The 300mm Zuiko Digital Macro lens features 13 elements in 11 groups, including three Extraordinary Dispersion glass elements to miminize color smear, chromatic aberration and fringing, ensuring sharp and accurate edge-to-edge detail.
This 300mm Telephoto lens is 600mm 35mm equivalent
Reviewed by 1 customers
I use it primarily as a zoo lens in order to take advantage of the shallow depth of field when shooting through wire fencing etc. I have used most of the Nikon/Canon lenses in this class, and although it may be a little slower to focus than the latest Canon, I believe it is still sharper than the opposition. It is particularly noticeable on the later E5 body. My only gripe is that it's heavier than any other 300/2.8 currently available. That said, it's worth every cent, AND the sometimes extended waiting period due to its "Built to Order" spec. Beautifully built.