Telephoto zoom lens provides a 76-350mm equivalent focal length range, making it suitable for portrait applications and distant subjects. Optical image stabilization works to reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 stops to suit working in low-light conditions throughout the zoom range. High-speed precision stepping autofocus motor offers smooth, precise, and quiet focusing performance to benefit stills and video recording. One aspherical element and one extra-low dispersion element minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and contribute to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
The aperture range is divided into 1/3 EV steps, with 17 steps total throughout the aperture range.