Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8

Last updated (27 July’10):
- Review by Shutterbug

The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 features 300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 13 Elements in 11 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 4.2 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 7.9 feet/2.4m and has a filter size of 43mm. The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 lens weighs 7.3 pounds and it measures 5 inches in diameter and 1 feet long.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 Reviews

Shutterbug reviews the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 and writes;
“Even at f/2.8, the Zuiko Digital telephoto produced remarkably high sharpness, contrast, and resolution, rating a 9 on my subjective scale of 1-10. Color fringing is visible only in a few backlit images, and only at 300 percent or greater monitor magnification. I would happily shoot all day at f/2.8, although edge sharpness does increase slightly at f/5.6 for an overall rating of 9.6.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 User Reviews

Excellent Four Thirds Super Telephoto | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is simply terrific at both. The colors are excellent, the pictures are crisp across the entire image and there is no chromatic aberration anywhere. The four thirds system provides very quick auto focus, crisp and responsive manual focus and relatively light weight.” – by James D. DeWitt

Scary good lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“It is heavy and powerful. It gets the job done. There is almost no distortion and the it puts me on the field with action. It is not easy to use, a tripod is necessary, although if you have good upper body strength a monopod works. Nothing is like it.” – by Daniel H. Freeman, Jr.

Excellent lens that I rented | Rating: ★★★★★
“this lens is simply amazing. If I had the cash today I would buy this lens tomorrow. It is that good. Autofocus was spot on. Much faster than the 90-250mm..” – by Tony

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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/2.8 Specifications

Zuiko Digital lenses are an integral part of an SLR system designed from the ground up for digital photography. An uncompromising system in which body and lens operate in concert to deliver the levels of resolution, contrast and control required by the worldâs top photo professionals. Digital Specific Lens(TM) Zuiko Digital lenses are designed to focus light straight into an imagerâs pixel wells, to fill every pixel consistently. Itâs optical technology that delivers an image filled from center to edge with rich, accurate color, high contrast and subtle gradation. Designed exclusively for digital photography, Zuiko Digital lenses provide a level of precision thatâs simply unattainable from a digital body using a traditional 35mm film lens.

Smaller and Faster Designed to take full advantage of the Olympus E-1 Digital SLRâs FourThirds imager, Zuiko Digital lenses are smaller, lighter and up to a full stop faster than comparable film lenses. Itâs a compact, powerful system that combines superior imaging with unprecedented mobility. Smart System Zuiko Digital lenses communicate image information directly to the Olympus E-1 Digital SLR for a level of exposure accuracy thatâs beyond the capabilities of a passive lens.


Focal Length: 300mm ( 35mm equivalent focal length 600mm )
Lens construction: 13 Elements in 11 Groups, including 3 ED Lens Elements and 1 Filter Holder
Angle of View: 4.2 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 7.9 feet/2.4m
Maximum Image Magnification: 0.15x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.30x)
Minimum Field Size: 115.3 x 86.7mm
Number of Blades: 9
Maximum Aperture: f 2.8
Minimum Aperture: f 22
Filter Size: Exclusive Drop in Filter diameter 43 ( including )
Dimension: Diameter 127 x 285mm
Weight: 3290g with Tripod Adapter
Tele Converter EC-14: Yes
Extension Tube EX-25: Extended Maximum Image Magnification; 0.25x
Minimum Field Size: 69.2 x 52.0mm
Lens Hood: LH-120
Lens Cap: LC-140 (140mm)
Lens Case: LSH-1738

See also: Lens Reviews | Olympus Lenses

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