Popular super telephoto lens that offers an excellent combination of focal length and handling. A new optical design delivers crisp, high contrast images and features ultra quiet Autofocus performance, Vibration Reduction II to combat the effect of camera shake at slow shutter speeds, and practical close focusing capabilities. Designed for digital, this lens includes a Nano Crystal Coating, ED glass and rounded diaphragm blades to produce images full of detail with excellent out of focus characteristics.
Fast aperture, easy-to-handle, super telephoto lens.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) offers effects equivalent to using a shutter speed 3.0* stops faster.
Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare.
Closest focusing distance: 4m.
Excellent dust and water resistance.
Meniscus protective glass element.
A/M mode prevents accidental switching when using autofocus mode.
Focus preset possible.
Tough aluminum Trunk case CT-504 included.
14 elements in 11 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Angle of view
5° (3°10’ with DX-format camera)
Minimum focus distance
4.0 m/13.1 ft. (AF), 3.85 m/12.6 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 139.5 x 391 mm/5.5 x 15.4 in.
Approx. 3,880 g/8.6 lb.
Lens Hood HK-34, Heavy duty case CT-504, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar