Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm F/4-5.6 E-ED Digital Lens Kit for E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System) with Pro Optic 58mm MC UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Digital Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit

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About Olympus 70-300mm

Save $29.89 when you buy this Olympus 70-300mm . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, Olympus 70-300mm, Pro Optic Pro Digital 58mm Multi Coated UV Filter and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! .

Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6... Covering field of view to 600mm (35mm equivalent), this high mobility super-telephoto zoom lens weighs only 620 grams. Also, this lens incorporates three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements to offer sharper, higher-contrast imaging performance.

Furthermore, 1x magnification (35mm equivalent) tele-macro photography is capable. Thanks to Four-Thirds system, the lens offers a lot of the footwork out of both super-telephoto and macro photography world.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (52),Easily interchangeable (43),Consistent output (38),Strong construction (32),Lightweight (30),Durable (28),Rugged (22),Nice bokeh (7)
Slow focus (14),Poor in low light (13),Heavy (10)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (35),Sports/action (29),Landscape/scenery (24),Wildlife (24),General purpose (15),Macro photography (11),Landscape photography (7),Weddings (6),Night photography (5),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (27),Enthusiast (21),Semi-pro photographer (9),Casual photographer (3),Semi-professional (3)

Olympus 70-300mm Features

  • Adorama Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Zuiko 70-300mm F/4-5.6 E-ED Digital Zoom Lens for E Series DSLRs, Lens Cap (LC-58C), Lens Rear Cap(LR-1)Lens Hood (LH-61E), Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card.
  • Pro Digital 58mm Multi Coated UV Ultra Violet Filter. Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Olympus 70-300mm Specifications

14 Elements in 10 Groups, (including 3 ED lens)
Number of Blades 9 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Angle of view
18 deg. to 4.1 deg.
Focal Length 70-300 mm
(equivalent to 140-600 mm on a 35 mm film camera)
F stop range
Maximum Aperture f 4.0 (70mm) - f 5.6 (300mm)
Minimum Aperture f 22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.96m (at MF shooting)
note: 1.2m when using at AF shooting
Maximum Magnification
0.50x (equivalent to 1.0x on a 35 mm film camera)
Filter Size
Diameter 58mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.14" x 5" / 80 x 127mm
1.36 lbs. (620g)
Teleconverter EC-14: Yes (MF available)
Extension Tube EX-25 Yes (MF available)
Tele Converter EC-20 Yes (MF available)

Olympus 70-300mm Reviews

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Reviewed by 65 customers

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Use on OMD EM5


from Pensacola  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use with Olympus Adapter on EM5. Worst AF of all my lenses. Searches all over the place. Would use my money on a micro four thirds lens.


Great zoom lens!


from Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a great lens for the money! I bought it to photograph my grandkids during their sports events from a distance. This lens is just what I needed. I also like that it has a switch from auto to manual focus. Very pleased.


The worst Zuiko lens


from Mission, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this lens for nature photography and took it out for a test shoot today photographing birds and butterflies. I attached the lens to my Olympus E-3 and noticed right away that it felt much lighter and easier to handle than my Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8. However, the lightness of the lens and its relatively low sticker price are the only good things I can say about it. The lens searches a lot on autofocus and is slow to focus even with well lit scenes. Darker scenes are impossible even with the lens wide open and at ISO 400. These focusing problems make the lens useless for photographing moving animals. I also had problems with still subjects because shutter vibration was too much for the lens when extended over 100mm. I tried bracing the lens at the end to eliminate the vibration, but to no avail. Use of a tripod won't help with this because the lens doesn't have a tripod ring. I can't recommend this lens for any purpose.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Multi-purpose lens


from Jackson, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Shooting from wheel chair, this is an excellent all around lens. From macro to shy animals the 140 (with close focus) to 600mm effective range covers all my nature photo needs. Manual focus switch on barell real asset. Use on E-620 with excellent results. Heavy, but shoot hand-held in field. Recommend to anyone shooting outside. Range from Macro to infinity.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good in 70-200mm region but not fast


from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used this lens both on Olympus 4/3 (E520, E620) and m4/3 (E-PL1) bodies with the MMF2 adapter. The focus is definatelly better on 4/3 bodies but works ok on m4/3 for static subjects. Moving subjects are a challenge and prefocus method would be the best with this lens. In terms of absolute sharpness the 70-200 is the range to be, also closing down 1-3 stops helps a lot. Bokeh is not that great so pick your backgrounds carefully. Good lens for macro olso especially on the micro4/3 bodies with weak AA filter.


Buy it for its reach.


from USA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this lens mainly for its reach. With 300mm (600mm eq.) and magnification of 0.50x (1.0x eq.), I use it for birds and insects. It can be painfully slow to focus especially in low light. My use of it is limited to wildlife, where I would be "stalking" animals/birds/insects anyway. In such circumstances I prefer having long reach than speed.


I would buy again


from Indiana  -  Photo Enthusiast

Works as stated!


Lightweight compared to others like it


from Seacoast, NH  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this lens to get closer shots of animals that could be spooked by moving closer, and also for subjects that i could not get closer to due to terrain. However because of it's pack weight i question myself when bringing it on mountain hikes.


better than expected...


from Buffalo, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

the only time I feel this excellant lens is "slow" is when it is extended to full zoom...This is an awesome lens! If I don't divulge I purchased this "used" my colligues would never know....much better than I expected.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


better than Adorama rated this product.


from Buffalo,NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

package was supurbly packaged...was a little concerned with shipping a lens...all fears diminished when I opened the parcel and witnessed how well it was wrapped. Thank you to whom ever took the time to make my purchase safe! Lens arrived in great condition...BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!!!


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
GREGORY M  I chose the Olympus Zuiko 70mm-300mm lens to use with my Olympus e620 camera. It gave me a great reach because of the 2x multipling factor with that particular camera. It was the right choice for my persuit of wildlife shots. It has performed like a champ in the field. I probably would have to go to a wider aperature if I were using it for any other than outdoor shooting purposes. Greg
Ed M  will this fit my Olympus E-PL3?
GREG S  not without an adapter this is a 4/3 lens for direct fit you need a micro 4/3 lens
Ed M  will this lens fit my Olympus E-PL3?
WINSTON L  You will need olympus MMF-3 four third to micro four third adapter for it. Runs about $140. Or get the panasonic one DMW MA1for $99.
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