High image quality over a 40x zoom range
The 40x optical zoom covers a wide range of focal lengths from 14mm to a super telephoto 560mm, with its 2.0x built-in extender making it possible to shoot at up to 1120mm. This makes it perfect for scenes that heavily require a telephoto angle of view. The lens construction utilizes Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass and fluorite lens elements, providing a high MTF from the image center all the way to its peripheries, throughout the entire zoom range. Axial and lateral chromatic aberration are also reduced, particularly at the telephoto end, and ghosting and flaring is minimized, providing the tack sharp images that are essential for HDTV.