Excellent optical performance
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and the inner focusing system provide high definition and excellent correction for all type of aberrations.
Telephoto zoom lens with compact construction
The lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 102.2mm (4.0") and a maximum diameter of 74.4mm (2.9"). It is ideal for many situations such as landscape and general photography. As compensation for camera shake is visible when shooting moving subjects in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.
Quiet and fast AF
The incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) and an inner focusing system provide high speed AF and quiet auto-focusing.
High contrast image quality
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. High contrast image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Ideal for use with polarizing filters
The lens design incorporates an inner focusing system which eliminates front lens rotation. This makes the lens particularly suitable for using a circular polarizing filter.
Close focusing capability
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 110cm (43.3") throughout the entire zoom range, and has maximum magnification of 1:4.5, making it ideal for close-up photography.