World’s smallest and lightest2 full-frame zoom lens
Mechanical design including the retracting structure, and optimal optical design with three aspherical elements, deliver world-leading2 compactness and lightness (167g, 5.9oz). Mounted on a compact E-mount body, it’s the ideal lens for full-frame high-image-quality shooting of a wide variety of scenes that require portability, from everyday snaps to travel and vlogging.
Standard zoom designed for full-frame high resolution
The deployment of three aspherical lenses effectively suppresses a variety of aberrations, delivering superb optical performance. This allows users to enjoy the high-resolution depiction that is characteristic of full-frame, from the center of the image right out to the periphery, despite the compactness and light weight of the lens.
Ideal focal length and close-up capability
With a versatile and frequently-used focal length of 28-60mm, this lens is well-suited to a variety of everyday subjects. In addition, a minimum focus distance of 0.3m (wide-angle) to 0.45m (telephoto) ensures good close-up capability, making it useful for situations from table photography to vlogging, all with the high image quality of full-frame.
Linear motor drive for excellent AF performance
A linear AF drive motor provides the fast and accurate AF performance required by the latest full-frame cameras. The quietness of the drive makes it well-suited to both still and movie shooting, while the speed and precision ensure maximum performance from camera AF functions such as Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF.
Dust and moisture resistant design3
Despite its compact size and light weight, a dust and moisture resistant design3 provides the reliability needed for active outdoor use.
7-blade circular aperture
The 7-blade circular design keeps the aperture almost circular. This makes it possible to achieve smoother, more natural defocusing in your images — including artistic blurring or bokeh — and greater control over the depth of field.