This short zoom lens covers a range of frequently-used focal lengths from 18mm wide-angle to 55mm telephoto*. The lens structure consists of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspheric and 1 extra low dispersion elements, and a seven-blade rounded diaphragm.
The linear motor-driven system delivers high-speed autofocus performance of 0.1 seconds to capture those perfect photo opportunities. Silent operation also makes the lens suitable for video recording.
Advanced optical and mechanical designs have been used to keep the lens compact, despite offering fast aperture of F2.8 - 4.0 wide open. It is a fast and highly mobile lens that delivers premium picture quality in a variety of scenes, being suitable for low-light photography or scenes with beautiful bokeh in the background.
It features an OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) equivalent to 4 stops, controlling the effect of camera shake and preventing blurry shots. The lens is equipped with an aperture ring so that users can easily adjust the aperture while holding the camera up to their eye.