First produced in 1988, the late model of this lens features a textured body and a wider knurled manual focus ring. This version also features a manual/auto switch located in the focusing ring. Ideal for sports, action, or news photography. Features Nikon IF (Internal Focusing) technology - lenses inside the barrel adjust, without requiring an extension of the barrel. Autofocus capability. Nikon ED glass assures superb sharpness and image quality.