This medium telephoto macro lens has a maximum magnification of 0.5x,
corresponding to 95mm in 35mm format equivalent.
The optical system features a construction of 9 groups and 14 elements,
including 3 ED lens elements. By adopting a floating focus method using a
linear motor, silent and high-speed autofocusing is achieved while aberrations
from long distances to short distances are corrected in a satisfactory manner,
dramatically increasing the resolution. Furthermore, by arranging the ED lenses
in a well-balanced manner, chromatic aberrations are also properly corrected,
contributing to a high quality image. Also, both front and back bokeh give off
a beautiful bokeh effect.
This lens is equipped with an image stabilization mechanism correcting
up to a maximum of 5.0-stop, greatly contributing to handheld shooting in
Also, a fluorine coating has been applied to the front most lens, acting
as an excellent water repellent and stain-proofer.