Series E lenses use the very same optical glass and feature the same rugged Nikon bayonet mount as regular Nikkor lenses; the only difference is that they have been pared down in size, weight and price as a starter lens Wide 74 degree picture coverage lets you take candids, portraits of people, landscapes, travel photos, night lights, architecture and interiors. Focuses down to 1 foot. Weighs only 155 grams. Uses optional screw-in hood HR-6 or hard case CL-30S. May be used with either the TC-201 or TC-14A teleconverter.