Olympus OM 300m f/4.5 Lens Review

Rare excellent lens, super sharp even at wide open to compare with much more expensive lenses hard to see any quality differences.Very well built as all Olympus OM lenses. It has tripod mount and built-in lens hood. I found viewfinder bit darker with this lens than with Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 ED IF.Lens does not rotate during focusing which is good for using polarizers,almost half the weight of the current AF 300mm f4 from Canon and Nikon, but still not light weight than Nikkor 300mm f4.5 ED IF.Perfect choice for any Olympus or Canon owner works just fine with suitable adapters.The compact styling and superior performance makes this ZUlKO 300mm an ideal tele-lense for sports, wild life even when it is handheld. The lense has a larger filter attachment size which accepts any 72mm threaded filter and usable with Tele-converter1.4X-A.

Fact Sheet

Vendor nameTypeProduct year
Olympus OM ~1970
Focal Min(mm)Focal Max(mm)Focus Min(cm)
300 300 350
Aperture MaxAperture Min.Barrel length(mm)
4.5 32 181
Elements In GroupDiaphragm actionWeight (g)
6 in 4 Auto 1000
Filter Size (mm)Push on diameter (mm)Angular field
72 80 8


User Comments

(Shin) Yoshina, the nature photographer, ... The photos of birds that made him famous were shot with his favorite Zuiko 300mm. It is said that he shot most of them with open aperture."

A magnificent super telephoto lens

(Olaf Greve)

Relatively cheap tele with decent performance.


Comments (2)
2Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:16
And the Minolta MD 300 4,5? Artaphot quite like the MD for its portability, quick IF and wide open performance, and so do I.
which is better?
1Sunday, 04 March 2012 14:28
How does it compare to the Vivitar 300 Series 1?

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