Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens
Hand-held shooting with a 600mm super-telephoto lens. Superb mobility with the world’s most powerful, 5-axis Sync IS.
With excellent optical performance packed in a compact, lightweight, dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof construction, this M.Zuiko PRO super-telephoto lens lets you shoot outstanding-quality images even in the harshest environments. This is the first Olympus interchangeable lens to be equipped with in-lens IS (image stabilisation). 5-axis Sync IS, a collaboration of in-lens IS and in-body 5-axis IS, achieves the world’s most powerful image stabilisation equivalent to 6 shutter speed steps. With excellent mobility, these features make previously difficult hand-held super-telephoto shooting possible. When combined with the MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter, the lens can be used as an 840mm super-telephoto lens.
5-axis Sync IS: the world’s most powerful image stabilisation
This is the first Olympus interchangeable lens to be equipped with in-lens IS (image stabilisation). Combining in-lens IS and in-body 5-axis IS, 5-axis Sync IS achieves the world’s most powerful image stabilisation, equivalent to 6 shutter speed steps. This makes previously difficult hand-held super-telephoto shooting possible.
Amazing mobility with a compact, lightweight design
This is a compact, lightweight lens weighing only 1270 g with a length of 227 mm, featuring dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction. Its excellent mobility and powerful image stabilisation makes it useful in a variety of fields without needing a tripod.
Dustproof and splashproof
Hermetic sealing in 17 locations
The hermetic sealing in 17 locations powerfully protects against ingress of dust and water droplets for excellent dustproof and splashproof performance.
The highest resolution in Olympus history
Olympus’s best-ever resolution is achieved by including 3 Super ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses, an HR (high-refractive) lens and an E-HR (Extra-High Refractive) lens for correcting colour bleeding and aberrations that tend to occur when using telephoto lenses.
New lens coating: Z Coating Nano
New coating technology, Z Coating Nano, significantly reduces ghosts and flares for sharp, clear image quality. By adding a layer of nano-sized particles with a layer of air in the center to the surface of the lens, the coating achieves a refractive index similar to that of air for reduced surface reflections.
High-speed, high-precision autofocus
High-precision, thin lens fabrication technology makes the focus lens element lightweight. This contributes to the high-speed, high-precision lens drive and the overall small package. When combined with the OM-D E-M1, high-speed AF of 400 ms or less is possible.
Telemacro shooting with a maximum image magnification of 0.48x
Telemacro performance with a closest focusing distance of 1.4 m (1.15 m from the end of the lens) and a maximum image magnification of 0.48x is now possible. These features open up a new world of telemacro shooting with hand-held and free angle possibilities.
Hand-held 840mm super-telephoto shooting
When combined with the 1.4x teleconverter MC-14, 840mm hand-held super-telephoto photography is possible.
Premium, fine quality expected of the PRO lens series
The sophisticated design features a MF (manual focus) clutch mechanism for instantly switching shooting styles, and switches on the lens barrel for changing settings without changing your grip.
A new world made possible with the super-telephoto lens and silent shutter
Combining the silent shooting mode with this super-telephoto lens let you shoot silently in environments where it is difficult to approach the subject, such as concerts, etc.
A wealth of system accessories
Olympus offers lens accessories bearing the Zuiko name that maintain excellent image quality and expand functionality.
MC-14 M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter
The MC-14 can extend the focal distance of the lens attached to 1.4x. This converter has 6 lens elements (including 1 HR lens) in 3 groups, packaged in a compact metal body. Image degradation is kept to an absolute minimum, and it also provides dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance. The MC-14 is compatible with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS PRO.
PRF-ZD77 PRO Protect Filter
This is a protection filter for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO. To reduce flares and ghosts due to reflections, Zero Coating is used in addition to black-edged glass, and a satin finish on the black alunite/aluminum frame removes glossiness to prevent unwanted reflections.
EE-1 Dot Sight
This is an externally-mounted dot sight suitable for super-telephoto shooting. The EE-1 is splashproof, and has a sliding lever to pop the unit open. Because it is powered by a coin-shaped battery, it can be used if you have a accessory shoe. The reticle position and brightness can be adjusted for easier framing when shooting far-away subjects.
LC-77B Lens Cap (included)
Lens cap for lenses with a filter diameter of 77mm.
LSC-1127 Lens Case (included)
A three-layer construction purse-string type lens case (included in the box) securely protects the lens. The lens can be stored in this case with the lens cap, protection filter, tripod collar, and teleconverter attached to the lens.
DR-79 Decoration Ring (included)
This decoration ring covers the screws that get exposed when the tripod collar is removed. Not only does it maintain the texture of the body when the collar is removed, but provides a better grip for hand-held shooting.