Sharp Macro Focusing
You can get closer to your subject to capture low-angle shots of insects, flowers and other natural wonders -- and broad depth of field lets you keep backgrounds in focus too.
Focus Range Limiter
Speeds auto-focus response by limiting the range of distances that are brought into focus -- Close-up Range, or Telephoto Range.
Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
Bright f2.8 Aperture
In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system of the Sony ± (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens captures bright, steady images even working with hand-held camera in low light.
Focus Hold Button
For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing.
High Contrast and Resolution
Excellent optical precision gives your shots greater visual accuracy for close analysis of your subject.
In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate -- which improves handling ease.