This highly versatile lens can be zoomed from ultra wide angle to telephoto in a split second and will enable you to compose and capture the most demanding of subjects from a static position. The lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 at 24mm wide angle. It performs superbly even in relatively low light conditions indoors or at dusk. The large aperture eliminates blurred images and prevents camera shake.
This lens performs superbly at a wedding ceremony or a party. It enables you to compose and capture the most demanding of subjects from a static position. The optical design of this lens offers a two-fold advantage. The Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and two Aspherical Lenses provide a high level of optical performance and excellent correction of all types of aberration, whilst making a very compact and lightweight construction possible. The lens' inner focus system provides high performance throughout the zoom range. As the front of the lens does not rotate, polarizing filters and Petal-type hood can easily be used.
Lens Technology Explained:
ASP (Aspherical Lens)
The aspherical lens complex allows freedom of design, improved performance, a reduced number of component lenses and a compact size.
IF (Inner Focus)
To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group or groups without changing the lens' physical length.
Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of View: 84.1 - 18.2 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture: F32
Minimum Focusing Distance: 50cm / 19.7 in.
Maximum Magnification: 1:4.5
Filter Size Diameter: 77mm
Dimensions: Diameter 83.6mm x Length 90.9mm / 3.3 in. x 3.6 in.
Weight: 530g / 18.8 oz.