4 stop Image Stabilizer (IS) extends low light options to previously unavailable levels. Photographers normally shooting handheld at 1/250 sec can switch on IS to obtain a similarly steady and blur-free result with a shutter speed of just 1/15 second.
Superior Image Quality
Two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) elements and several aspherical elements are used to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations, to obtain crisp, sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.
Super Spectra Coatings
Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping, suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection of the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
Maximum Aperture : 3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture : 22-36
Lens Construction : 16 elements in 12 groups, including UD-glass and aspherical lenses
Diagonal Angle of View : 74o 20′ – 7o 50′ (with APS-C image sensors)
Focus Adjustment : Gear-driven by DC monitor
Closest Focusing Distance : 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)
Zoom System : 5-groups helical zoom (rotational angle 80o)
Filter Size : 72mm
Dimensions (D x L) : 78.6 x 162.5mm (3.1 in. x 6.40 in) (maximum lens length)
Weight : 595g (20.99 oz)