Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 for Four Thirds


Due to a variety of problems we have encountered, we do not recommend using Olympus lenses for video use with Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras/camcorders. Rent at your own risk.

A remarkable telephoto zoom that doesn’t exist in any other format. The 90-250mm gives 4/3 shooters the equivalent of an 180-500mm f/2.8 zoom lens, the sports and wildlife shooter’s dream. It’s sharp throughout its range wide open, and gets a bit sharper stopped down to f/3.5 when that’s an option. A 9-bladed circular aperture diaphragm provides smooth out-of-focus highlights, even when stopped down.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

For some reason, 4/3 shooters don’t seem to appreciate this lens. There are shooters of other brands who rent a 4/3 camera and this lens just because of the unbelievably amazing opportunity to shoot with what is basically a 180-500 f/2.8 zoom lens. Or add a 1.4x teleconverter and it’s a 250 – 700 f/4 with image stabilization. Plus, despite being a zoom it’s as sharp as a prime. Truly amazing, especially when you add an image stabilized body.

Yes, it’s big and you’ll want a monopod. You also won’t want to send it back when your rental is over.

AF-100 Users: We do NOT recommend using this lens on the AF100. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you rent it for use with an AF100 and it doesn’t work there’s nothing we can do about it and we will not refund your rental.

Filter Size
7.2 lb.
Minimum Focusing Distance
8.2 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (4/3 frame)
14 to 5 degrees
Zoom method
Internal, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, A/MF switch, focus limiting switch
Aperture Blades
9 curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant



  • Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 for Four Thirds Diagram
  • Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 for Four Thirds Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $33.00 $220.00 $253.00 $84.33
4 days $35.00 $236.00 $271.00 $67.75
7 days $47.00 $314.00 $361.00 $51.57
10 days $63.00 $424.00 $487.00 $48.70
14 days $82.00 $550.00 $632.00 $45.14
21 days $110.00 $738.00 $848.00 $40.38
30 days $139.00 $926.00 $1065.00 $35.50
45 days $181.00 $1209.00 $1390.00 $30.89
60 days $212.00 $1413.00 $1625.00 $27.08
90 days $273.00 $1821.00 $2094.00 $23.27
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $220.00 $73.33
4 days $236.00 $59.00
7 days $314.00 $44.86
10 days $424.00 $42.40
14 days $550.00 $39.29
21 days $738.00 $35.14
30 days $926.00 $30.87
45 days $1209.00 $26.87
60 days $1413.00 $23.55
90 days $1821.00 $20.23

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