OUTSTANDING RENDERING REALIZED WITH THE NEW Z MOUNT OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT OVERTURNS PERCEPTIONS ABOUT F/1.8 LENSES
Optical performance remarkably superior to that of conventional lenses is achieved by the lens arrangement made possible by the new Z lens mount. The lens construction of 12 elements in 9 groups including ED glasses and aspherical lenses provides evidence of a superb optical design that delivers uncompromising image quality. Higher optical performance that differs from conventional f/1.8 lenses is attained through the following four factors: 1) resolving power compatible with high-megapixel digital cameras that enables reproduction of even minute texture, 2) soft and beautiful bokeh characteristics even at short distances, 3) intensively reduced axial chromatic aberration, and 4) superb point-image reproduction. The full potential of this lens can be realized even at the maximum aperture. Superb resolving power, specifically, is retained at a higher level, providing sharp reproduction of details across the entire frame at any focus distance. Also, Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghost and flare is employed to ensure clear, sharp rendering even under backlit conditions. Outstanding rendering performance that changes perceptions about f/1.8 lenses enables the capture of images just the way photographers imagine they will be. While enhancing optical performance, compact design is also achieved for superb portability.