Olympus today announced a redesigned version of its 75-300mm lens for Micro Four Thirds digital cameras.
Olympus just announced the second generation of its super telephoto lens, the Olympus M. Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II lens. It replaces the Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens, which is currently available from Adorama Camera, in the Olympus lineup. With a 35mm equivalent angle of view of a 150-600mm lens, the new optic has been redesigned to visually more losely match the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Digital Pen line of Micro Four Thirds Cameras including the Olympus E-P3 or Olympus E-PL5. Optically, Olympus added a new advanced Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical coating, dubbed "ZERO," for scratch resistance and to eliminate ghosting and lens flare.
The new lens features 7 circular diaphragm blades for good Bokeh, and at just under 15 ounces is quite lightweight. It focuses to just under 3 feet at 75mm, a and accepts 58mm filters. The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II lens is expected to be available at Adorama Camera in March for $549.99.