This lens has a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom
range. A minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) and a
maximum magnification of 1:3, makes it ideal for close-up photography.
Specially designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras,
this lens provides a high level of optical performance. Its design
incorporates both glass-mold and hybrid aspherical lens technology
which offers extremely high image quality as well as a compact and
lightweight construction. Minimal vignetting and superior peripheral
brightness is ensured.
Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD)
glass elements provide excellent correction of colour aberrations. The
super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, a common
problem with digital cameras.
High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. An
inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens
particularly suitable for using the petal-type lens hood (supplied)
plus circular polarising filters.
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens Construction 15 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View 62.0°-24.4°
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7pc
Minimum Focusing Distance 20cm (7.9”)
Maximum Magnification 1:3
Filter Size 72mm
Lens Hood Petal Hood
Dimensions Diameter 79mm (3.1”) x Length 91.1mm