Olympus 300mm F4 reviews roundup & additional coverage

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews roundup & additional coverage

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews are now available online from several photography websites, along with hand-on videos and plenty of sample images.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO telephoto prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras provides a 600mm equivalent field of view into a 1.27kg (2.8 pound), complete with image stabilization, weatherproofing and an impressive close focusing distance.

This post contains latest Olympus 300mm F4 reviews, several hands-on videos with first impression peviews and sample photographs.

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews, hands-on videos and samples

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews roundup & additional coverage

The super-telephoto optic is the first Olympus interchangeable model with a built-in image stabilization mechanism. When paired with the OM-D E-M1 (firmware version 4.0) or  E-M5 Mark II (firmware version 2.0), the 300mm’s in-body and in-lens image stabilization work together to produce image stabilization performance that Olympus claims is equivalent to up to six stops of compensation.

Hands-on Videos

Reviews roundup

First Olympus 300mm F4 reviews comes from Peter BaumgartenImaging Resource and Mirrorlessons. The telephoto prime lens also tested by Warren Fleming a hands-on preview can be seen at Dpreview.

From SLRgear review:

Combining lens-based and body-based I.S., the Olympus 300mm ƒ/4 Pro lets you capture handheld images down to shockingly slow shutter speeds. All this, plus impressive close-focusing capabilities, make the Olympus 300mm ƒ/4 Pro a stunning lens for the professional and advanced photographer looking for a top-notch wildlife, sports, stage performance and close-up lens no matter the weather or lighting conditions. It may be pricey, but this is one of the best lenses Olympus has made thus far.

Sample images

Here are several sample images of Olympus ED 300mm F4 IS Pro lens taken with Olympus E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II.


E-M1 Focal length 300 mm Shutter speed 1/2000 sec. Aperture value f/4 ISO speed 400


E-M1, MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter Focal length 420 mm Shutter speed 1/30 sec. Aperture value f/5.6 ISO speed 200


E-M5 Mark II Focal length 300 mm Shutter speed 120 sec. 120 sec. x 12 shot average Aperture value f/4 ISO speed 3200

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS Pro real-world sample gallery can be seen at Dpreview.

Olympus 300mm f/4 IS PRO is packed with specialized elements that helps produce sharp, aberration free images. Supported by three Super ED lenses that eliminate peripheral chromatic aberration along with three High Refractive index lenses and one Extra-High Refractive index lens, grants maximum sharpness. The instruction manual for the telephoto prime lens is now available for download as pdf file.

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews are very useful and when considered the high price tag around $2500 hope you find it helpful.