Fast aperture super telephoto lens that is ideal for sports photography. A new optical design delivers crisp, high-contrast images, and features ultra-quiet Autofocus performance, Vibration Reduction II to combat the effect of camera shake at slow shutter speeds, and practical close focusing capabilities. Designed for digital, this lens includes a Nano Crystal coating, ED glass and rounded diaphragm blades to produce images full of detail with excellent out of focus characteristics.
Ultra-fast aperture, super telephoto lens.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) offers effects equivalent to using a shutter speed 3.0* stops faster.
Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare.
Closest focusing distance: 2.9m.
Excellent resistance to dust and water.
Meniscus protective glass element.
A/M mode prevents accidental switching when using autofocus mode.
Focus preset possible.
Tough aluminum Trunk case CT-404 included.
14 elements in 11 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Angle of view
6°10’ (4°00’ with DX-format camera)
Minimum focus distance
2.9 m/9.5 ft. (AF), 2.8 m/9.2 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 159.5 x 368 mm/6.3 x 14.5 in.
Approx. 4,620 g/10.2 lb.
Lens Hood HK-33, Heavy duty case CT-404, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar