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Compact large aperture standard zoom lens equipped with HSM for the latest digital SLR cameras

This large aperture standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 24mm and is housed in a compact construction. The latest optical design provides a compact construction and is ideal for general photography. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focus capability. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3. The rounded 9 blades diaphragm creates an attractive blur.

Excellent optical performance

ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, two molded glass aspherical lenses and a hybrid aspherical lens provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

Inner focusing system

The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation as well as providing high speed AF and convenient handling.

Rounded diaphragm

This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.


Large aperture standard zoom lens with compact construction

The lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 94.7mm (3.7"). It is ideal for many situations such as portrait, landscape and general photography.

Reduced Flare and Ghosting

The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the lens' focal length


F2.8 large aperture over the entire zoom range

This lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 over its entire zoom range. It provides freedom of creative expression and is ideal for photography indoors or in dim lighting.

HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)

HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.


Petal-type hood

This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light and reduce internal reflections.


Lens Construction 14 Elements in 12 Groups
Angle of View 84.1-34.3º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 38 cm / 15 in
Filter Size (mm) 82mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:5.3
(Diameter x Length)
88.6mm x 94.7mm / 3.5in. x 3.7in.
Weight 790g / 27.9oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma HSM
Nikon HSM
Canon HSM
Sony/Minolta HSM
Pentax (discontinued) HSM
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
IF - Inner Focus
EX - EX Lens
DG - DG for Digital
ASP - Aspherical
G - G type Nikon mount lens

*PENTAX SFX and SF7 cannot be used.
*Nikon and Pentax mount lenses do not have an aperture ring.
*1 If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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