High resolution rivals the best primes - Excellent contrast at high spatial frequencies means superb resolution even at F2.8. Minimal flare and ghosting - Nano AR Coating II technology produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on lens surfaces, effectively subduing flare and ghosting. Stunning G Master bokeh - Beautiful F2.8 bokeh extends throughout the zoom range thanks to advanced optics and a new 11-blade aperture unit. Movie features refined for visual creators - Advanced lens design reduces focus breathing, focus shift and axial shift when zooming. Image and angle of view shifts are minimized for smooth movie imagery. Excellent close-up performance - Minimum focusing distance is 0.21 meters at 24 mm and 0.30 meters at 70 mm, with maximum magnification of 0.32x. Fast, precise AF and excellent response - Four of Sony’s original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, a floating focus mechanism, and advanced lens control achieve high AF precision and tracking. Natural, linear manual focus response - Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually.