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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 lens

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Optical design

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: 4/3 (Four/Thirds), 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

First year of production: 2006

Optical design: 13 elements in 11 groups

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Average price: $9333

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
300mmf/2.8f/2292.4433290/116285/11,2

Additional information:

The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 300 mm f/ 2.8  is a fast super telephoto prime lens for digital cameras withFour thirds (4/3) sensors .

Equivalent focal length:  600 mm.  The lens is rather compact for such a focal length.

It is a professional TOP PRO lens according toOlympus.  The lenses of this series have a constant aperture throughout  the whole range of  zooming; they are always dust  and moisture resistant; its optical scheme includes ED elements.  These lenses are remarkable for a platinum ring on the lens barrel.

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300 mm f/2.8 has a very high lens speed of 2.8 for such a focal length, which makes it possible to use the lens in poor light condition and use depth of field with greater accuracy.

It is equipped with a 9-blade aperture.  It produces beautiful bokeh, as well as the other  Olympus lenses of this series.  Circles of confusion are round.

Filters can be attached to the rear part of the lens. The exclusive 43mm filter holder is used. It comes completed with the lens.

There is a focusing distance switch and a focus lock button on the lens body.

The lens produces sharp image across the frame from f/ 2.8 onward.  There are minimal drops in resolution on the edges.

The optical scheme consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, including three precision ED lenses. Aberrations are well corrected.

Focusing is internal with a floating mechanism.   The front lens does not rotate. Manual adjustment of sharpness is possible at any time by turning the focusing ring.

Color  rendering  is natural and saturated.  Contrast of images is high.

It handles well both side and back light.

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300 mm f/2.8 is ideally fit for shooting wildlife, sport events, remote scenes, as well as for astrophotography and fragment photography.

Depth of field :

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A soft carrying case and a petal hood are included with the lens.

Compatible hood: LH-120


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 10.09.2010


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