# High optical performance even with a teleconverter attached
# ED glass elements for high-resolution and high-contrast images
# 1.45m closest focusing
# M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual operation
# Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
Lens construction 10 elements in 6 groups (2 ED glass elements)
Picture angle 8°10' [5°20' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Number of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop 32
Closest focusing distance 1.45m
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/3.7
Macro focusing N/A
Focus-limit switch: Available
M/A mode Available
Focus lock button Available
Weight (approx.): 1,440g (1,300g without tripod mounting foot)
Dimensions (approx.) (from the cameras lens mounting flange) 90×222.5 mm
Lens cap Snap-on
Lens hood Built-in
Lens case CL-M2 (supplied)
Tripod collar Does have (rotatable)
External front filter attachment frame Does not rotate
External front filter 77mm
Slip-on filter N/A
Built-in/rear filter N/A
Circular polarizing filter Usable.
Circular polarizing filter II Usable, even with built-in lens hood.
TC-20E/20E II Usable, but autofocusing is not possible.
TC-17E I Usable, but autofocusing is not possible.
TC-14E/14E II Usable.
AF-3 Usable, but slight vignetting may occur at infinity and macro settings. (2)
AF-4 Usable. (5): ( ) Indicates maximum number of usable hoods (HN-36 for AF-3/HN-37 for AF-4).
Infrared compensation scale N/A
Supplied accessories 77mm Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Semi-soft Case CL-M2
Aperture ring Does have
Distance scale Does have
Material of bayonet ring Metal