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Feb 7, 2012
Jan 5, 2010
Feb 17, 2005
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Sep 22, 2008
Aug 23, 2007
Jul 30, 2009
 
Prime lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Prime lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
APS-C / DX
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
50 mm
24–70 mm
70–200 mm
18–55 mm
75–300 mm
50 mm
24–70 mm
70–200 mm
No
No
Yes (4 stops)
No
No
No
No
Yes (VR II, up to 4 stops claimed)
Canon EF
Canon EF
Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Canon EF
Nikon F (FX)
Nikon F (FX)
Nikon F (FX)
 
F1.4
F2.8
F2.8
F3.5–5.6
F4–5.6
F1.4
F2.8
F2.8
F22
F22
F32
F22–38
F32–45
F16
F22
F22
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
8
9
8
6
7
9
9
9
 
 
 
 
 
rounded blades
rounded blades
rounded blades
 
8
18
23
11
13
8
15
21
6
13
19
9
9
7
11
16
Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference
 
Fluorite and UD lens elements
Optimised lens coatings to minimise ghosting and flare
 
 
3 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and 1 Nano Crystal Coat
7 ED glass elements Nano Crystal Coating
 
0.45 m (17.72)
0.38 m (14.96)
1.20 m (47.24)
0.28 m (11.02)
1.50 m (59.06)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.38 m (14.96)
1.40 m (55.12)
0.15×
0.21×
0.21×
0.1×
0.25×
0.15×
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Micromotor
Micromotor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unit
Internal
Internal
Extending front
Extending front
Unit
Internal
Internal
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
290 g (0.64 lb)
805 g (1.77 lb)
1490 g (3.28 lb)
190 g (0.42 lb)
480 g (1.06 lb)
290 g (0.64 lb)
900 g (1.98 lb)
1540 g (3.40 lb)
74 mm (2.91)
89 mm (3.48)
89 mm (3.5)
69 mm (2.7)
71 mm (2.8)
74 mm (2.89)
83 mm (3.27)
87 mm (3.43)
51 mm (1.99)
113 mm (4.45)
199 mm (7.83)
80 mm (3.15)
122 mm (4.8)
54 mm (2.13)
133 mm (5.24)
209 mm (8.23)
Plastic barrel, metal mount
Metal barrel, metal mount
Metal barrel, metal mount
Plastic barrel, plastic mount
Plastic barrel, metal mount
Plastic barrel, metal mount
 
Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Black
Black
Grey and Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
 
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
 
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (internal)
 
No
No
No
No
 
 
 
 
Yes
Unknown
No
No
 
 
 
58.0 mm
82.0 mm
77.0 mm
58.0 mm
58.0 mm
58.0 mm
77.0 mm
77.0 mm
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
ES-71II
EW-88C
ET-87
EW-60C
ET-60
HB-47
HB-40
HB-48
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
 
Yes
Hard Case LHP-C10 Soft Case ES-C9/LP1014
Soft Case LP1219
Soft Case LZ1326
Soft Case LP814
Soft Case LP1019