This premier manual focus 300mm lens was introduced in 1982. It offers an extraordinary large maximum aperture for its focal length.
Large maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides bright and easy-to-focus images in the viewfinder and allows photography in very dim light.
Compressed perspective and extremely shallow depth of field.
Internal focusing (IF) design permits easy handling and quick, accurate, silky-smooth focusing without any extension in the lens barrel.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass insures crisp images free of chromatic aberration.
Focusing ring can be present so it will stop it at particular distant setting for rapid refocusing.
Built-in telescopic (bayonet-type) lens hood and 360° rotatable tripod socket collar.
Lens construction: 8 elements in 8 groups
Picture angle: 8° 10´
Aperture scale: f/2.8 – f/22
Distance scale: graduated in feet and metres from 13ft. (4m) to Infinity
Filters: (Rear/Front) 39mm screw-in via special slip-in filter holder/122mm front screw-in
Lens hood: Built-in telescopic
Usable teleconverter: TC-200*, TC-300 or TC-14
*Usable, but there is occasional vignetting