|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|G||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|OSS||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.|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|22.8°-5.4° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||16 elements in 13 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||90 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Linear|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer features:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||No information|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø84 x 143.5 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens features a zoom lock lever to keep the zoom ring fixed at the shortest focal length of 70 mm. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
During autofocus operation, you can press the AF Stop button of the lens to temporarily pause autofocus. This lets you stop autofocus whenever any unwanted obstacle comes closer to the camera than the moving subject you are tracking. If the shutter button is still pressed halfway when the AF Stop button is released, autofocusing will continue as before. The AF Stop function also works in continuous autofocus mode. You can change the functions of the AF Stop button using the camera's custom functions menu.
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|3 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 72 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
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.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|