This easy-to-carry, easy-to-handle lens is great for anyone looking to take photos on-the-go. It provides dual auto and manual focus, and switching between them is a breeze. Minolta's auto-clutch mechanism makes it easy to hold the lens steady while it autofocuses, which helps to prevent blurry shots. The manual focus features a wide control ring, which helps to focus the camera only where you want it. Two low-dispersion AD glass elements help to limit chromatic abberations and other color defects, so you're sure to get a true-to-life photo each and every time. The lens also supports Dynax 7's ADI flash metering by providing precise distance information from the lens to the flash. That means you can get a perfect photo even in low-light settings. It's the perfect camera lens for journalists and photographers alike.