Tackle a variety of subjects from landscape to portrait to documentary. The constant f/4 maximum aperture won't change as the lens is zoomed.
A separate macro position on the zoom ring enables focusing down to just 0.38m at any zoom position, and maximum reproduction ratio of 0.7x life size.
Shoot handheld in low-light conditions using shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower than usually recommended.
Enjoy fast, near-silent autofocus thanks to a ring-type ultrasonic AF motor and stay in control with full-time manual focus override.
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