State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality
The advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LD (Low Dispersion) glass, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations, resulting in superior image quality.
Focus on portability. The lens is now even smaller and lighter
In addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing of the lens body, the mechanical design, which incorporates a highly sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and PZD (Piezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions of this lens.
Advanced anti-reflection coating
The application of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings for suppressing reflections on a lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted flare and ghosting to deliver sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action
The PZD (Piezo Drive) provides noticeably faster, quieter autofocus action, allowing users to capture spontaneous moments to crisp images and to continue to shoot even when quiet operation is required. The full-time manual focus system enables fine focus adjustments to be made during autofocus shooting without having to change the focus mode beforehand.
Upgraded cosmetic design. Elegant tungsten silver brand ring
Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten silver brand ring, this newly-designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
Circular diaphragm facilitates achieving spectacular blur effects
Using a nearly circular diaphragm makes it easy for users to achieve spectacular background blur effects that enable creative use of depth of field.
Moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
- Model: A010
- Lens Construction (Groups/Elements): 15/19
- Angle of View:
- 75°23'-8°15' (for full-frame format)
- 52°58'-5°20' (for APS-C format)
- Diaphragm Blade Number: 7 (circular diaphragm)
- Minimum Aperture: F/22-F/40
- Minimum Focus Distance: 19.3 in.(0.49m)
- Macro Magnification Ratio: 1:3.5 (at f=300mm, MFD=0.49m)
- Filter Diameter: ø67
- Weight: 540g (19 oz)
- Diameter : ø74.4mm
- Length: 96mm (3.8 in)
- Accessory: Flower-shaped Lens hood