Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II Lens for Micro 4/3 Systems


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About Olympus 75-300mm

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The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II Lens is a telephoto zoom lens that is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard. The 75-300mm focal length gives a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 150-600mm for a standard to super-telephoto reach.

The lens construction integrates one Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and two ED lens elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity and color fidelity. Three HR (high-refractive index) elements are also incorporated into the design to reduce the overall weight and size of the lens and also promote an overall higher image quality.

Lens elements also feature Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical) coating to reduce internal and surface reflections and ghosting that are more prevalent when shooting in difficult lighting conditions, such as backlit situations. The ZERO coating also provides greater durability to the lens surfaces.

The MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) autofocus system provides quick, accurate auto focusing that is especially suited to working with fast-moving subject matter. By employing an internal focusing mechanism, the lens is also able to function in a quiet and smooth manner that greatly benefits its use when recording movies.

The Olympus 75-300mm is commonly used for Travel and more.The Olympus 75-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Olympus 75-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 75-300mm: Easy to use and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (7),Easily interchangeable (4),Easy to use (4),Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (4),Wildlife photos (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Olympus 75-300mm Features

  • Compatible with Micro Four Thirds system standard
  • One Super ED and two ED lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also providing increased image sharpness and clarity
  • Three HR lens elements work to reduce the overall size and weight of the lens making for a portable design that is easily handhold-able
  • ZERO coating minimizes reflections and ghosting while also contributing to increased durability for the lens surfaces
  • MSC autofocus system provides a quick, quiet and accurate focusing performance that suits photographing fast-moving subject matter as well as recording movies
  • Seven-blade circular diaphragm offers a smooth, aesthetic out-of-focus quality to shallow depth of field imagery

Olympus 75-300mm Specifications

Mount Standard
Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
Lens Construction
18 Elements in 13 Groups
Super ED lens, 2ED lenses and 3 HR lenses
Angle of View
16 - 4.1 Degree
AF System
High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Closest Focusing Distance
0.9m (at 75mm of focal length) / 1.5m (except 75mm of focal length)
Maximum Image Magnification
35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
Minimum Field Size
97 x 73mm
Number of Blades
7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture
f4.8 (75mm) - f6.7 (300mm)
Minimum Aperture
Filter Size
Diameter: 58mm / 2.28"
Dimensions (Dia.)
69x116.5mm / 2.7x4.58"
423g / 14.9oz

Olympus 75-300mm Reviews

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(based on 10 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Earth's Best 600mm (equiv) Hand-Holdable

Mount the 75-300mm on an E-M5 and you have a 2-pound rig with which you can EASILY hand hold the equivalent of 600mm telephoto shots. Focus is razor sharp EVERY time, and motion blur is non-existent EVERY time. Images are consistently sharper (viewed at 100%) than hand held shots from my Nikon D800E and the new Nikkor 80-400mm.

Reviewed by 10 customers


Good Reach, Sharp Images


from Greenville, SC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am having good success with photographing butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects with this lens.


works with polarizer


from LA, Ca  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Yes the lens works with a polarizer, but the lenshood is deep so it's not easy to turn the filter. I've noticed that polarizers do not give me the same effect in digital cameras as it did on film. But this is not a scientific test, just an impression


Good for Wildlife


from Indiana  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This lens is light and offers a very good range for the price. I use this lens for wildlife and I find it to be sharp and fast focusing. The only issue is the light limitations with the f stop range. It's not a 2.8 or 4.0 prime but with good light it will deliver.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great lens


from wisconsin  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I've just moved to the M4/3 system - formerly shot with a Canon 60D. This lens is SOOOOO much lighter and smaller. It's recommended to use a tripod with such a long lens, but if the subject is well-lit, hand-held shots are still sharp.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Meets expectations


from Seattle, WA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I like how I can now get closeups of birds and animals that I was not able to get with the 40-150mm lens. This is much bulkier, but it is worth it. The pictures are sharp as the OMD stabilization system makes a big difference.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Earth's Best 600mm (equiv) Hand-Holdable


from Oxnard, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Mount the 75-300mm on an E-M5 and you have a 2-pound rig with which you can EASILY hand hold the equivalent of 600mm telephoto shots. Focus is razor sharp EVERY time, and motion blur is non-existent EVERY time. Images are consistently sharper (viewed at 100%) than hand held shots from my Nikon D800E and the new Nikkor 80-400mm.


Great Lens!


from Murfreesboro, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great lens. I am using it on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 body. I read many reviews and the debates over this vs the Panasonic lens. Both sound like great lenses, but I chose the Olympus lens for a couple of reasons. I decided on the EM-5 because of its small size and light weight and wanted my lenses to be the same. The Olympus lens is lighter and several other reviewers felt it had better glass and better build quality. Also since the OMD- EM-5 has internal image stabilization, I did not see the need for in the lens stabilization of the Panasonic. It just seemed like something else that could eventually malfunction. I am using the lens for nature photography as well as photography of people. I like the image stabilization, build quality, light weight, compactness, and most of all, image quality of the entire system. I also have the Olympus 12 - 50 mm, and 40mm - 150mm lenses. My only complaints are the high price and the fact that lens hoods are not included with the lenses. I am very satisfied with all the lenses and camera body. I would also like to add that I have no affiliation with Adorama, but I have always had excellent service from them and I highly recommend them as a source! They are responsive, quick to deliver, offer no hassles and I have had zero problems with them. In fact I am alway amazed at how fast I get my equipment from them. I am totally satisfied with this camera and lens system and this source.


Equivalent 600mm is Lots of Fun


from Atlanta, GA  -  Pro Photographer

Mostly, this lens is fun if you already love the OM-D. Its 300mm full-tele translates to an effective 600mm. My tests suggest it is plenty sharp at that focal length, IF you have plenty of light. Be warned that lower-light, hand-held shots at higher ISOs will not enlarge particularly well. Best to use a tripod, whenever possible. Tiny bit of lens creep when walking. Still, it is relatively small, light and fun to take along on an all-day outing. I'm hoping someone will publish results of a shootout of this lens and a full-frame prime such as Nikon's $9,800 600mm. Surely the Oly will come in second but it would be fascinating to compare identical scenes shot with both and see if there is $8,800 worth of difference.


Excellent Zoom lens Addition


from Oberlin, OH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens is an excellent addition to the two lens kit standard with the Olympus PM-1.


Great Lens


from Waterbury,CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

Brought this lens to go with my p3 for nature shoting of birds. I have gotten some good shots. With my age sometimes it would be better used with a tripod. Love the size of it. Much lighter than a normal lens, but it is not cheap and I needed the lens to be light.


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Shopper  is lens compatible with polarizing filter?
C. C  Yes, 58mm filters will fit. Consider a clear protective filter too.
Craig F  is it compatible with the OMD M1 CAMERA?
TIM K  I have not tested it personally (I use it on an OM-D E-M5), but yes, it is designed for any m43 camera like the OM-D E-M1. It should be a very good combo.
Shopper  Does this lens fit the Sony nex7?
TIM K  Nope. Different mount and sensor size.

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