Additional Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens specs and pictures


Some additional specifications and pictures of the upcoming Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens:

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f:4 IS PRO lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f:4 IS PRO lens specs

  • By coordinating the lens in the camera shake correction and the body in the camera shake correction to correction it is equipped with a "5-axis synchro camera shake correction". In combination with the OM-D E-M1 / E-M5 Mark II, correction effect six stages. Four stages of the correction effect in lens only.
  • Lens arrangement 17 sheets 10 group (three Super ED lens, one E-HR lens, three HR lens).
  • Backlight at the time of the ghost, and adopted a new coating "Z Coating Nano" to significantly reduce the flare.
  • Total length 227mm (hood when using 280mm). The maximum diameter of 92.5mm.It weighs 1270 grams (1475 grams in the tripod sit). Dust and water specification that has been subjected to 17 locations sealing. Low-temperature performance of -10 ℃.
  • Tele Macro function of the shortest photographing distance 1.4m. Maximum magnification is 0.24 times (MC-14 0.34-fold during use).
  • It is equipped with a "manual focus clutch mechanism". Focus limit switch, with a L-Fn button.
  • Iris feathers nine (circular aperture).
  • Filter diameter of 77mm.
  • Built-in lens hood can be fixed sliding that is stretched. Quick shoe detachable tripod mount that the correspondence of rail mounted.
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price of ¥ 370,000 (including tax ¥ 399,600). Estimated retail price of ¥ 290,000.
  • Release date is scheduled in late February 2016.

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  • Zos Xavius

    6 stops is pretty good IS. That price though….. For an f4 300mm?? Good luck with that olympus!

    • Their pricing is insane.

      • Spy Black

        It will probably come down, I can’t realistically see stay in the stratosphere.

      • SteveHood

        At $2495 US it is a 20% premium over the new Nikon 300mm F4 PF, but looks to have a better build and weather sealing.

        • harvey

          300PF has problems with some Nikon bodies that Nikon does not seem to be able to solve. Olympus usually does a better job of QC.

      • Zos Xavius


  • “Backlight at the time of the ghost”. Sounds like a Coheed & Cambria track.

  • yep

  • It provides a horizontal FOV of 3.3°. Tell me about the dimensions / weight / cost of the gear required to obtain that with FF gear (no cropping).

    • El Aura

      What’s wrong with (some moderate) cropping?

      Though the most direct competition would be APS-C not FF, which cropped to m43 can get close in pixel density (24 MP APS-C vs 16 MP m43).

      • There’s nothing wrong with cropping, but I can play the ‘crop game’ with m43 too.

        The most direct competition would be other m43. An APS-C body with a 400mm f4 lens on it will still be bigger than a m43 body with a 300mm f4 lens on it.

        • Ethan

          Tamron 150-600 is only slightly bigger

          • But, nonetheless, bigger, and f6.3 on the long end.

        • Ritvar Krum

          ASP-C body with 24 mpix has the same pixel density – so after cropping to m43 size – both will have same pixel count – you can crop further both to same size and pixels. by the way – Nikon DX have 1.3 crop mode – for fanbois like you to shut up. so 300mm F4 on ASP-C (24mpix) is the same as 300mm on M43… not to mention that you can have cleaner and shallower dept of field in ASP-C if you choose (that would be 300mm lens to 450mm equivalent) or 600mm equivalent if you choose… in m43 you do not choose anything… plus you pay more for this lens only than brand new ASP-C body + new 300mm f4 lens

        • El Aura

          The limit to cropping is pixel density. But since 16 MP m43 and 24 MP APS-C have almost the same pixel density, they can get, for a given focal length, about the same number of pixels onto the subject. Thus cropping a 24 MP APS-C to m43 (using a 300 mm f/4 lens) is a very valid comparison to using a 300 mm f/4 lens on m43 directly. No need to use a 400 mm f/4 lens.

  • Gerard Roulssen

    Nikon makes the ‘lightest’ 600mm FX lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR – it weighs 3.810g and measures
    432.0mm in legth and 166mm in diameter.

    This one measures 227mm in legth, 166mm, 93mm in diameter and weighs 1.475g.

    So? Which of the above numbers you don’t get?

    • Mike

      A D3300 (a very good camera) is about the same weight as any m4/3 body and gives 450mm at 24mp. The new 300 f/4 PF VR is shorter and is about 800g. A far lighter package and one I’d rather hold all day. The Olympus combo here is very front heavy. The D3300/300 f/4 combo is very balanced. And I would take the Nikon combo into any weather condition you would the Olympus. I just am just not sure what goes into a m4/3 lens (f/4 no less) with its half-the-size of FF image circle that makes it heavier and costlier than a FF dedicated lens. My point is that Olympus’ whole mantra was/is size and weight. Their 75 1.8 I get. Their 300 f/4 I don’t.

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