The latest advances in optical design technology have made it possible to deliver prized Carl Zeiss contrast and clarity in a high-performance mid-range zoom lens that is remarkably compact and convenient to use.
Four aspherical elements are a product of innovative Sony high-precision, with advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) technology, enabling first-class performance in a diminutive design. You can shoot at the maximum f/4 aperture right out to the telephoto end of the zoom range, and linear motor-driven internal focusing provides smooth, quiet zooming that, coupled with an ultra-responsive AF, makes this outstanding lens ideal for shooting movies as well as stills.
Lens-shift image stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake in the widest possible range of shooting situations, so you always get optimum image quality. An elegantly finished metal exterior emphasizes the overall excellence of this sophisticated design.