Olympus has been quite a proponent of the micro four-thirds format for mirrorless cameras and they have shown their commitment to the system.
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Olympus has furthered its commitment to the micro four-thirds standard by adding the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4-6.7 II telephoto lens to its existing line-up of glass for the format. The addition of this telephoto lens brings the lens count in Oly’s portfolio up to 16 for the mirrorless cameras.
Along with getting bumped up to Version II, the lens also deviates significantly from the looks of its predecessor, version 1 of the same lens. The lens is now available only in a full black finish and incorporates the ZERO-Coating, Oly’s own lens treatment to minimize ghosting and flaring.
The lens is constructed out of 18 elements arranged in 13 groups including a Super ED (extra dispersion) lens, 2ED lenses, and 3 HR (High Refractive Index) lenses, to give your micro-four thirds mirrorless camera some serious optical prowess. The offers an equivalent 150-600mm focal length, and combined with Olympus’ 5-axis sensor-shift stabilization, the lens will be ideal for anyone into birding or wildlife photography in general.
This lens will be available in March of this year for an estimated price of $549.99, and with that, it will be phasing out the older version of the lens.