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  • Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

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    Olympus has revealed its long-expected 300mm f/4 m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds telephoto lens and confirmed that it is optically stabilised.

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    Last edited by Ian; 6th January 2016, 07:26 AM.

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    Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

    Finally here
    The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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        It certainly looks like a fantastic lens-looking forward to the reviews.

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                  Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

                  It certainly looks impressive but at that price my credit card will be staying in my wallet. The focus limiter looks easier to use than the rotary one found on other lenses. I like the use of the word 'powerful' in the blurb. Just what does it mean?
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                    Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

                    To high for my pocket would prefer a zoom, so will be looking closely at the new Panasonic zoom.
                    Ed

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                      Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

                      Originally posted by Mdb2 View Post
                      And full frame 600 f8 equivalent. Oops apologies I said it. When the price drops too about just over a grand I will look again. Maybe.
                      Kind regards mike
                      You mean of course 600mm f/4 full frame equivalent (apart from DOF, which will be f/8 equivalent).

                      We will have to wait and see what the image quality is like. Weight is likely to be a factor of the quantity of glass used although the tripod mount/collar also contributes a fair bit. It's half the weight of the ZD 300mm f/4 and shorter as well.

                      USM on the Canon is, I doubt, any faster and it will be useless for video even with an appropriate AF-compatible adapter (or even on a Canon body for that matter).

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                            Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

                            Too expensive and heavy for me but, as the press release indicates, it is aimed squarely at professionals who will have a different view on such matters. For that use the image quality will have to be pretty much perfect, so it will be interesting to see the reviews, especially those comparing it with the much lighter and cheaper Panasonic 100-400 zoom.

                            It should be a good test for the E-M1's strap lugs! I will be persisting with my 75-300 and 50-200 SWD plus EC-14.

                            Ron

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                              Re: Olympus reveals optically stabilised m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 telephoto

                              Nothing new there Brian,

                              Don't forget that U.S.prices do not show the 'Sales Tax' that will be added to 'in-state' transactions. I believe this varies from something like 4% to 12%, admittedly they still get a far better deal than us but as I have already said ..... 'nothing new there'.

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