Excellent optical performance
ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, two molded glass aspherical lenses and a hybrid aspherical lens provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Large aperture standard zoom lens with compact construction
The lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 94.7mm (3.7"). It is ideal for many situations such as portrait, landscape and general photography.
F2.8 large aperture over the entire zoom range
This lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 over its entire zoom range. It provides freedom of creative expression and is ideal for photography indoors or in dim lighting.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.
Inner focusing system
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation as well as providing high speed AF and convenient handling.
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.
Reduced Flare and Ghosting
The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the lens' focal length
This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light and reduce internal reflections.