New M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO super telephoto lens introduces the world’s most effective stabilisation of six shutter speed steps through synchronised 5-axis stabilisation technology
Olympus’ new professional super telephoto prime lens sets a new industry benchmark for image stabilisation performance and is the highest resolution Zuiko system lens ever produced for OM-D and PEN cameras
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO uses Olympus’ new “Sync Image Stabilisation” (IS) technology to achieve a world’s first six1 shutter speed steps of stability. It is also the first Olympus Zuiko system lens with optical-stabilisation. Used with an Olympus OM-D E-M12 or E-M52 Mark II camera body, the in-lens IS system combines with the camera body’s in-built stabiliser to achieve a level of stabilisation that is greater than either component. “Sync IS”, the name given to this new ‘co-operative’ image stabilisation technology effectively counteracts camera movements along five axes.
This extremely high level of stability promotes handheld super-tele photography; especially beneficial to field photographers and videographers who require their equipment to be extremely portable.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO is the highest resolution lens in the Olympus Zuiko lens system. Large diameter, yet relatively thin highperformance optical elements are used to provide the lens its compactness and lightweight. The seventeen-elements in ten-groups optical arrangement contains three Super ED (Super Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses, three HR (High-Refractive index) lenses, and one E-HR (Extra-High Refractive index) lens. Combined, they help achieve extraordinarily high resolution levels with minimal colour aberrations.
The application of “Z Coating Nano”, a new high performance anti-reflectance material with optical properties similar to that of high-refractive index glass, significantly reduces lens flare and ghosting.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO focuses extremely quickly, requiring just 400ms3 to achieve accurate focus from infinity to a five meter focus distance with the OM-D E-M1 - a class leading result amongst super telephoto lenses. Its extremely fast AF speed will ensure that fleeting nature and wildlife subjects, or fast moving sport action, can be readily photographed with high accuracy. With a minimum focus distance of just 1.4m4 (maximum magnification of 0.24x), it provides extraordinary closeshooting capability for the imaging of small nature subjects.
To guarantee reliable operation in severe climactic conditions, a seventeen point hermetic sealing system is used to protect internal components against dust and moisture. Combined with the professional OM-D E-M1 or enthusiast E-M5 Mark II weather-sealed camera bodies, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO can be confidently used in wet, desert, or extremely
Lens attached to Olympus E-M1
The compact weather-proof M.Zuiko MC-14 tele-converter (1.4x magnification) can be used with the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO to attain a combined 420mm focal length (840mm5). Imaging performance remains high as the optical design of the MC-14 tele-converter is ideally matched to the lens.
1. Measured using the standardised CIPA testing methodology
2. OM-D E-M1 with firmware v4.0; E-M5 Mark II with V2.0
3. Based on Olympus in-house testing conditions
4. 1.15m measured from front of lens
5. equivalent angle of view in the 35mm full-frame format
The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO perfectly embodies Olympus’ philosophy of the modern high-mobility, high-performance interchangeable lens camera system.