New coating reduces Ghost and Flare
The new multi layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance through the entire zoom range.
Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2.SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in this lens provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration.
We used SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in this lens for excellent correction of chromatic aberration. This also corrects for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.
It is capable of macro photography with a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5 m/59 inches at all zoom settings. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2 and a minimum focusing distance of 95cm (37.4 inches).
|Lens construction||14 elements in 10 groups|
|Angle of view||34.3 - 8.2°|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9 Blades|
|Minimum focusing distance||150cm（Macro mode 95in.) / 59.1in.(Macro mode 37.4in.)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:4.1（Macro mode 1:2）|
|Dimensions (diameter × length)||⌀76.6mm×122mm / 3.0in. x 4.8in.|
|Weight||545g / 19.2oz.|
|Corresponding AF Mounts||
SIGMA / CANON / NIKON / SONY / PENTAX
Nikon mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.