|MC||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|27.3°-6.5° (Canon APS-H)|
|22°-5.2° (Canon APS-C)|
|22.8°-5.4° (Sony APS-C)|
|22.8°-5.4° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 12 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:3.9 @ 300 mm at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Canon EF)|
|No motor (Minolta/Sony A)|
|No motor (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø72.5 x 133 mm|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/M focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode without Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 62 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
Canon version of the lens is equipped with micromotor, the autofocus should be moderately slow and relatively slow.
Versions of the lens for Canon EF и Nikon F mounts do not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/300 second (at focal length of 300 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
- The lens is not optimized for use with digital SLR cameras. Learn more
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.