From 40cm (15.7”) minimum focusing distance to infinity, this lens creates very sharp images with high contrast. The HSM models provide quiet, high-speed auto-focus shooting, as well as full-time manual focus override. Large maximum aperture of F1.4 can perform superbly in a great range of applications, including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography.
Large Maximum Aperture of F1.4
This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects, portraits, indoor shootings etc. It is fast aperture makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras. The shallow depth of field produces an outstanding image, sharply outlined from the blurred background.
SLD and Aspherical lenses
Two SLD glass elements are especially effective in the compensation of magnification chromatic aberration. A molded glass aspherical lens at the rear lens group reduces colour aberration and provides high-quality image results.
HSM Auto Focusing
The HSM design provides quiet high-speed auto-focus with full-time manual focus override.
Minimum Focusing Distance and Fast Aperture
The lens creates exceptionally sharp images of high contrast from its minimum focusing distance of 40cm to infinity. The large maximum aperture of F1.4 produces a versatile lens that performs superbly in a great range of applications including portraiture, indoor and studio work and landscape photography