Small for its reach

Collapsed the lens is only 6.75 inches/171.5mm long.

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Fully extended

It's not quite that compact when you're completely zoomed out.

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Embedded tripod mount

Rather than using a separate collar, the lens has an integrated tripod mount.

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Rotate me

By loosening the thumbscrew on the side you can rotate the mount for use vertically. When you rotate the mount to shoot vertically, the switches remain in the correct position for your fingers.

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Controls

It has the three essential switches for a telephoto zoom: a focus-limiter switch for 5m to infinity, autofocus/manual focus, and OIS on/off.

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Rings

The barrel of the lens has large, comfortable rings.

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Mount

The view from the mount side.

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Round

The lens has a nine-blade diaphragm and takes a 72mm filter.

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