Distortion and vignetting in the Excellent range, plus super sharp optics. Very well constructed, but on the heavy side. Maximum magnification: 1:0.91.
While this digitally optimized (DG), full-frame 70mm f/2.8 lens ($430, street) can be mounted on film or digital SLRs, it will probably find its widest application on DSLRs that have APS-sized sensors, where it converts out to (about) a 105mm. On such cameras, it offers not only excellent macro and low-light performance, but also a suitable focal length and depth of field for flattering portraits with creamy, defocused backgrounds.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||70 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||70 mm|