One of my favorite things about the Olympus Four Thirds digital SLR system is their 70-300mm zoom lens. Now there’s Micro Four Thirds version for the Pen system cameras, the Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 ED MSC zoom lens. I was in Vail, Colorado with Olympus last week, playing with their camera gear and one of the things I had an opportunity to use is the new 75-300mm zoom. It’s a recent addition to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens lineup and with the Micro Four Thirds 2x conversion factor it offers an incredible 150-600mm equivalent zoom range. Paired with the and the 14-150mm zoom lens (28-300mm equivalent) I’ve been using here, it makes for a very small, light kit with incredible range.
Also new to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens lineup is the , which is available in black or silver. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 50mm, making this a very fast standard length lens with effective low-light capability and shallow depth-of-field focus control. It is also a very compact lens, ideally suited to the OM-D mirrorless system. Two aspherical lens elements minimize aberrations for sharp, accurate color delineation. An inner focusing mechanism assures fast and accurate autofocusing, and because it is an also an MSC design, it offers nearly silent focusing operation—a great feature when shooting HD movies.
Olympus micro four thirds lenses are designed for use with the Olympus PEN and Olympus OM-D Pro mirrorless cameras, these Zuiko lenses are designed to meet the needs of both enthusiasts and professional photographers who demand the uncompromising best in clear image quality and build precision.