Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 Zoom - Silver - for Micro Four Thirds System - Lens Bundle - with Tiffen 58mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit,

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About Olympus 75-300mm

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 with a 35 mm equivalent of 150-600mm is the world's smallest and lightest 600mm super telephoto lens. Weighing only 15.17 ounces and measuring 2.76 x 4.57 inches, this lightweight lens delivers excellent portability and outstanding image quality when paired with the award-winning Olympus PEN cameras. The 75-300mm's rear focusing mechanism is comprised of a single-element unit, to enable remarkably fast and nearly silent HD video recordings with sound.

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 Specifications

Mount Standard
Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length
75-300mm (35mm equivalent focal length 150-600mm)
Lens construction
18 Elements in 13 Groups, Super ED lens, 2 ED 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
0.18x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.36x)
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
Diameter 70 x 116mm / 2.76 x 4.57in
430g / 0.95lbs

Olympus 75-300mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®


(based on 10 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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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