Defining compositional freedom the 18-270mm Di-II VC’s incredible 15x zoom range provides a 35mm picture angle equivalency of 28mm to 419mm, with image fidelity assured by advanced optical design featuring LD glass and aspherical optics, working in concert to render crisp, colorful and faithful images.
|Lens Construction (Groups/Elements)||13/16|
|Angle of View||75°33′ – 5°55′ (APS-C size equivalent)|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||7|
|Minimum Aperture||F/22 ~ F/40 (18mm-270mm)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.3in.(0.49m) (entire zoom range)|
|Macro Magnification Ratio||1:3.8|
|Entire Length||3.8in (96.4mm)**|
|Accessory||Flower-shaped Lens hood|
|Mount||Canon, Nikon with Built-In Motor, Sony A mount***|
*Values given for Nikon AF cameras
**Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens. Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.
***The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of the Sony digital SLR camera includes image stabilization functionality.
VC (Vibration Compensation) – The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.
PZD (Piezo Drive) – The Piezo Drive enables noticeably quick yet at the same time almost silent focussing.
XR (Extra Refractive Index) Glass – A special glass with a particularly high refractive index for greater performance and a compact lens design.
ASL – Hybrid aspherical elements ensure unique image quality and compactness.
LD (Low Dispersion) – Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.
Internal Focusing (IF) System – The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.
Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism – Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel.