|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.|
|MACRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|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:||27° (35mm full frame)|
|17.8° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||15 elements in 11 groups, including:|
|1 Super ED|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||28 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer features:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4.5 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø79 x 130.5 mm|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. 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 focus clutch mechanism for switching the lens between autofocus and manual focus modes.
|MF||For manual focus, pull the ring back (towards the camera).|
|AF||To return to autofocus mode, push the ring forth.|
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.|
|0.28 m - 0.5 m||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting nearby subjects.|
|0.5 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 62 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
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 4.5 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/4 second*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
|Sensor size:||35.9×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/2.8:||-1.4 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|