- Excellent corner to corner resolution, even at the widest F1.4 aperture setting
- G Master performance; 2x XA (Extreme Aspheric, Nano AR (Anti-reflective) coating II
- 11 circular blade iris for beautiful, round, soft bokeh
- XD Extreme Dynamic linear motor results in fast, precise and quiet AF
- Remarkably compact and lightweight design
- Professional operability and reliability; manual aperture ring with on/off click switch, focus ring with AF/MF switch, 2x focus hold buttons, front element fluorine coating, weather sealed for dust and moisture resistance
Breathtaking G Master quality right out to the image edges
Innovative optics and an F1.4 aperture deliver magnificent bokeh
Innovative optics and an F1.4 maximum aperture combine to deliver magnificent bokeh. Smooth, naturally defocused background and foreground bokeh at F1.4 are ideal for making portrait subjects stand out from their surroundings. Advanced features that contribute to superb bokeh quality include XA (extreme aspherical) elements that effectively prevent onion-ring bokeh, and carefully controlled spherical aberration during design and manufacture.
A lightweight and compact lens with incredible performance
XA (extreme aspherical) elements precisely positioned in an innovative design, high-thrust XD linear motors, and the latest compact circular aperture unit work together in a large-aperture high-resolution lens hat is only 3.17” (80.6 mm) in outer diameter and 3.78” (96.0 mm) in length while weighing just 18.23 oz (516 grams). A unique blend of mobility and low-light performance make it an ideal choice for everything from portraits to snapshots.
Fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking for stills and movies
The lens's focus group is driven by our high-thrust XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors and an advanced control algorithm for smooth, responsive focus drive. Noise and vibration are minimized for refined, quiet AF operation that can be a huge advantage when shooting movies. Movie subjects are smoothly captured and tracked even when shooting at 120 fps or other high frame rates.
Intuitive operation supports the creator's vision
Linear Response MF provides manual focusing response that rivals mechanical lenses, and is more than responsive enough to produce smooth rack focus for movies. An iris lock switch can be locked so that the aperture ring can be fixed at the “A” position to prevent unwanted changes, or manually set from F1.4 to F16. Two customizable focus. hold buttons and an AF/MF focus mode switch provide extra shooting versatility.
Outstanding reliability for any environment and application
The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels fingerprints, dust, water, oil, and other contaminants while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants that do become attached to the lens surface. A dust and moisture resistant design3 provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions.