23 elements shape the light
Designed for clarity and strong contrast, this lens captures every detail in each scene. The Nano GI (Gradient Index) coating reduces ghosting and lens flair when shooting into strong light. The use of six ED lens elements including one Super ED (extra-low dispersion) lens minimises chromatic aberration to achieve a high level of image resolving power. The lens configuration and coating, has been applied to deliver clarity, free of dullness or haziness, allowing the photographer to capture what their eyes see.
As quick as you
This is neither a long-distance runner or a sprinter. The lens makes a dash from the minimum shooting distance to infinity, and back again repeatedly. There are three requirements. It must be fast, quiet and maintain balance across its zooming range and at any shooting distance, so as not to have any impact on your grip holding the lens. The balanced form eliminates camera shake for high-speed shooting.
Time to take control
The lens has five-stop image stabilisation inside, and can deliver up to six-stops*1 when mounted on a camera with in-body image stabilisation. At the longest end of the zoom, 140mm, the slowest shutter speed when hand-holding should be 1/125 sec to avoid camera shake. The OIS allows you to use a shutter speed of 1/4 sec! Concentrate on your subject and have the creative freedom to choose a wider range of shutter speeds. You can also benefit in low light, as you don’t have to increase ISO sensitivity or rely on a tripod.