|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|DX||The lens is designed only for Nikon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|MICRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|VR||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||18.9° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||14 elements in 10 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||29 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||VR NORMAL|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø73 x 98.5 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Filter size:||52 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features M/A - M focus mode switch.
|M/A||Autofocus mode that allows switching to manual focus with virtually no time lag - even during autofocus servo operation and regardless of autofocus mode in use.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 52 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/5 second(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
|Sensor size:||23.6×15.8 mm|
|Vignetting at F/3.5:||-1.48 EV|
|Efficiency of Image Stabilizer:||up to 3 stops|
|Sensor size:||23.6×15.6 mm|
|Vignetting at F/3.5:||-1.20 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 5 MB|