Olympus 300mm f2.8 is an Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Four Thirds mount cameras.
Olympus 300mm f2.8 is compatible with cameras that have Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Four Thirds lenses are Olympus E-5, Olympus E-600 and Olympus E-620.
Olympus 300mm f2.8 has a fixed focal lenght of 300mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 600mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Olympus 300mm f2.8 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Olympus 300mm f2.8 with a weather sealed camera body such as Olympus E-5, Olympus E-3 and Olympus E-1.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus 300mm f2.8 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus 300mm f2.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 2.4m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Olympus 300mm f2.8 has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Olympus 300mm f2.8's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- including 3 ED lens elements
- 1 filter holder
Olympus 300mm f2.8 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is LH-120.
Olympus 300mm f2.8 is available in Black color.
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