This single focal length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field, which enables the background blurring effects not possible with the 14 42mm kit Fixed lens. The MSC mechanism is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.
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Fast portrait lens. Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing booked quality
Minimum focusing distance: 0.20M, focal length: 45mm
Maximum f/1.8 aperture, great for low light shooting, f/1.8 maximum aperture delivers beautiful defocused backgrounds
Quiet movie-still-compatible lens Drive for video shooting
Optional lh-40b lens hood for shooting in bright conditions. Angle Of View: 27
Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 shutter speed stops of correction
Ring USM, high speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing with a minimal focusing distance of 0.20 meters
Full time manual focus for manual adjustment while in AF mode with silent and smooth operation making it suitable for video recording
Aspherical lens elements improve peripheral image quality
Circular diaphragm (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds