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A new-generation Star-series lens, perfected in pursuit of the ultimate in image quality
This standard zoom lens is a member of the new-generation Star (★) series, designed to provide the greatly improved resolving power that will be demanded by tomorrow’s super-high-performance cameras. It delivers high-contrast, high-resolution images across the image field, even at open aperture, while producing a smooth, natural bokeh (defocus) effect to assure true-to-life image renditions. The incorporation of a high-performance PLM (Pulse Motor) provides much improved autofocus performance in both speed and precision. Despite the large maximum aperture of F2.8, this standard zoom lens assures outstanding maneuverability and portability — the most distinguished features of lenses exclusively designed for use with APS-C-format digital cameras — to accommodate all types of applications, from scenic and nature photography to snap-shooting and portraiture.



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【MTF Chart】

Geometric optics MTF (MTF calculated without referencing the effects of light diffraction phenomenon)

Wave optical MTF (MTF calculated referencing the effects of light diffraction phenomenon)

Spatial Frequencies S:Sagittal M:Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Sample Images

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