62° picture angle and additional depth of field makes this lens suitable for “grab shots”. Fast f/2 maximum aperture allows shooting in dim light. Excellent choice for macro photography- up to nearly 7X magnification is possible by mounting the lens in reverse on a bellow unit. For candids, landscapes, travel photography, close-ups, etc. Lens construction- 8 elements in 6 groups. Exposure measurement- Via full aperture method; meter coupling ridge provided for AI cameras and meter coupling shoe for non- AI cameras. Distance scale- Graduated in metres and feet from 0.3m (1ft.) to infinity (∞). Weight- 280g. Filters- 52mm front screw in. Front lens cap- snap on. Lens hood- HN-3 screw- in type. Lens case- CL-31S hard leatherette. No.61 soft pouch, or CP-8 plastic. usable teleconverter- TC-201 or TC-14A. Optically superb manual lens much beloved by Hollywood stop-motion photographers on account of sharpness and long “throw” of focus (aiding pinpoint accuracy).