Perfect for portraiture and a range of other subjects, the F1.8 max aperture and optical image stabilisation provide impressive picture quality, even in low-light. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation within the lens ensures smooth, blur-free photos and videos when shooting handheld. Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing or ‘bokeh’. The lens has an innovative optical design to achieve clear, high-quality images by effectively minimising distortion and chromatic aberration. An internal focusing mechanism means the lens barrel doesn’t move, enabling a more compact design, faster autofocus response and reduced minimum focusing distances.