The use of specialized, high quality glass materials assures accurate color reproduction and superior sharpness, perfect for today’s high-pixel-density cameras. Optical construction (17 elements in 12 groups) uses 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements, 3 LD (Low Dispersion) elements, 3 GM (Glass-Molded aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens element. Together they minimize axial chromatic aberrations, transverse chromatic aberrations, spherical aberrations and distortion, and allow a compact design that achieves superior image quality.
- VC (Vibration Compensation)
The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.
- USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Powerful ultrasonic motor for quick and dynamic subjects. It is extremely quiet, precise and allows manual control at any time.
- eBAND Coating
Nano-structured lens coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting.
- Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism
Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel.
- Internal Focusing (IF) System
The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.
- LD (Low Dispersion)
Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.
- XR (Extra Refractive Index) Glass
A special glass with a particularly high refractive index for greater performance and a compact lens design.