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79%
Sep 13, 2010
88%
Jun 17, 2008
85%
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 7, 2008
Feb 21, 2002
Jul 30, 2009
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
Yes (4 stops claimed. Dual mode, normal and panning)
No
Yes (Auto panning detection, Active mode)
Yes (VR II, up to 4 stops claimed)
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF, Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Nikon F (FX)
Nikon F (FX)
Nikon F (FX)
 
F2.8
F2.8
F2.8
F2.8
F22.0
F32.0
F22.0
F22.0
No
No
No
No
9
9
9
9
rounded blades
rounded blades
rounded blades
rounded blades
 
22
19
21
21
17
16
15
16
2 FLD elements 3 SLD elements
3 LD elements
5 ED elements
7 ED glass elements Nano Crystal Coating
 
1.40 m (55.12)
0.95 m (37.4)
1.50 m (59.06)
1.40 m (55.12)
0.13×
0.32×
0.16×
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ring-type ultrasonic
Micromotor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
 
manual focus clutch
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
 
 
 
 
1430 g (3.15 lb)
1330 g (2.93 lb)
1470 g (3.24 lb)
1540 g (3.40 lb)
86 mm (3.4)
90 mm (3.52)
87 mm (3.43)
87 mm (3.43)
197 mm (7.76)
194 mm (7.65)
215 mm (8.46)
209 mm (8.23)
metal mount
Plastic and metal barrel, metal mount
Metal barrel, metal mount
Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
No
No
Yes
Yes
Black
Black
Black
Black
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
 
 
No
 
No
 
 
 
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
does not rotate on focus
Does not rotate on focus
Does not rotate on focusing
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
HB-29
HB-48
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Nikon, Pentax and Sony mounts
Three AF stop buttons