Olympus 300mm F4.0 IS M.Zuiko Digital ED Pro Lens
Ideally suited for: Travel, sports, nature and landscape - equivalent to a 600 mm 35 mm lens
The world's first Sync IS mechanism responds directly to the 5-axis image stabilizer of the OM-D cameras and guarantees improved compensation of up to 6 EV levels
Even without a tripod, deep-focus telephoto shots from the hand are possible even with longer exposure times and camera shake in video recordings is significantly reduced
At only 1270 grams, this lens is up to 75 Percent lighter than comparable SLR lenses from other manufacturers
Outstanding image quality, despite very compact design with pin-sharp images right up to the edges of the image
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO
Super-light means spontaneity With the launch of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO, Olympus can now offer professional photographers an MFT-compatible lens for every focal length, from 14mm1 to 600mm1. The range combines M.ZUIKO’s first-class optical pedigree with the practicality demanded by photographers working on challenging projects that demand minimum clutter and maximum mobility, wherever in the world that might be. A brief comparison with SLR lenses reveals the appeal of the new PRO lens. At 1270g the M.ZUIKO tips the scales at about a quarter the weight of available SLR lenses with equivalent focal lengths. With only 227mm in length, the Olympus is also considerably more compact than any of the comparable lenses. As any pro who has ever tried to board a plane with one of those will confirm, in terms of handheld manoeuvrability and convenience, the SLR models can’t compete.
Stabilisation ensures image quality
Olympus has established itself as the world leader in in-camera image stabilisation for compact system cameras and has expanded this expertise to include in-lens technology. Owners of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO benefit from a world-first Sync IS mechanism that coordinates with the 5-axis system fitted to the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II models. The result is enhanced compensation by 6 EV steps. This stabilises handheld stills and the EVF display and reduces shake noticeably when recording video.
Innovations add versatility
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO is not only attractive in terms of weight, size and stability, but it is also equipped with a series of thoughtful features that make this one of the more versatile telephoto lenses on the market, not least because it is one of the easiest to use. The focus clutch allows the photographer to switch between pre-defined focus settings and the lens own super-fast, high-precision AF. On the top of the lens barrel, there are three switches that can likewise be operated without glancing up from the viewfinder, using just one finger. On the left, the L-Fn switch can be customised to trigger one of 27 assignable functions. Next along is the On/Off switch for the in-lens IS, for use with a tripod or stable perch. The other switch toggles the focusing area. The short-shot potential of this lens is likewise exceptional, offering magnification of 0.48x1 with as little as 1.4 metres between the subject and the camera.
Build quality offers peace of mind
Thanks to the excellent build quality of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO, a passing shower or dust storm won’t get in the way of that one-off Tele macro or any other outdoor shot. When it comes to capturing wildlife, sport and other potentially fleeting moments from fashion to the performing arts, the new Olympus telephoto is practically in a world of its own. Every Olympus lens and camera comes with a free six-month warranty extension4 when registered via the MyOlympus online platform.
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