- Vibration Compensation (VC) for sharp, shake free images
- Low Dispersion lens element for greater image sharpness and correction of chromatic abberation
- USD motor for quiet and precise focusing
- eBAND coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting
- Extra Low Dispersion (XLD) Glass for a high level of sharpness and compensation of chromatic aberration
Outstanding Depictive Capabilities and Anti-reflection Efficiency
The lens features an optical construction of 14 elements in 11 groups, including one LD (Low Dispersion) and two XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) glass elements that in consonance help to control lateral and on-axis chromatic aberrations at a very high level of performance. A Floating System works in tandem with the optical construction to efficiently compensate for inherent aberration changes subject to varying distances. Therefore, this lens ensures seamless and outstanding depictive capabilities across the entire shooting range – close or far. Additionally, flare or ghosting can be detrimental to a decisive shot. A combination of 2 types of coating – eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) layered on top of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) – dramatically improves anti-reflection efficiency to deliver flawless, crystal clear images even against harsh beams of sunlight.
VC with XY-Shift compensation
XY-Shift compensation has been newly added to reinforce VC functionality, further improving image stabilization capabilities at any shooting distance from infinity to macro.
Commitment to Extending a Legacy of Bokeh with Elegance
This lens raises resolution performance to a new standard of sharp images, while rendering a soft and smooth transition in gradation of blur-effect in background objects. Optical simulations were thoroughly conducted to realize both well-tuned bokeh effects, while minimizing disturbance in dual-line smear of linear-shaped objects naturally blended into the overall bokeh effect. The result: the SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC sustains the tradition of excellence in optical design while extending the limit in cutting-edge optical performance and beautiful bokeh.
Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating
A high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dirt, dust, or water droplets. In addition, Fluorine Coating has been applied to the front element surface to repel water and oil, which is especially useful when shooting outdoors.
USD with Manual Override for Instantaneous Focus Control
The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) control software has been optimized for macro photography with increased focusing speed and positional accuracy when shooting in close-up settings. The AF drive responds rapidly yet quietly to zero in on the photographer’s point of interest and the Manual Focus Override enables instant shift in focus when necessary.