The fast zooms and captures move along smoothly and silently thanks to Nikon's silent wave motor (SWM) technology. The SWM removes endogenous vibration that used to cause problems in the image capture and improves stability of the image from motion blur maintaining more "usable" shots to choose from. Internal focus and rear focus designs create a fast and smooth focus and zoom movement with silent operation.
Focus distance without distortion begins at just .08 feet. This lends more capability and creative rendering of angles and accessible shots to use. In closer shots you may want to control the focus more manually so switching between the two is incredibly easy- just flip one switch and your in control of the focus command ring. The 7 blade diaphragm is a brilliant design that renders better more natural backgrounds to your shots that can in and of themselves get stares!