The Nikon Series E 70-210mm F/4 is a compact and easy-to-operate zoom lens. From the shortest to the longest focal length, it produces sharp images with high contrast, even at its maximum aperture. This lens focuses from infinity down to 5ft at all focal lengths; however, at the 70mm setting, you can shoot macro photographs down to a close 2ft. At this distance, the subject is pictured 1/6X life size. In addition, it features a one-touch zoom/focus system: twist the ring to focus and push/pull to zoom. Nikon Integrated Coating (NIC) is applied to air-to-glass surfaces of the lens elements to minimize ghost images and flare and produce natural color rendition.