Perfect for a range of applications including interiors, landscapes and portraits. Optimised for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs. Vibration Reduction (VRII) reduces the effects of camera shake, allowing handheld shooting up to 4 shutter speeds slower. Extra-low Dispersion glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations, ensuring superior crispness and colour correction. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables accurate, fast and quiet autofocus. Three aspherical lens elements eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when used at the widest aperture. Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superlative colour performance, reducing ghosting and flare. Close focusing to 1.3 feet across the entire zoom range. Rounded 7-blade diaphragm natural blur. Picture angle equivalent to focal length of 24-127.5mm (in 35mm format).