Patent Number: 8,218,246

Title: Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus

Abstract: The zoom lens with a wide angle of view, a high zoom ratio and high optical performance includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The second and fourth lens units are moved on an optical axis for zooming. The second lens unit is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side, three negative lens elements and one positive lens element. The zoom lens satisfies 0.54<|f2|/ (fwft)<0.66, where f2 represents a focal length of the second lens unit, fw and ft represent focal lengths of the entire zoom lens at a wide-angle end and at a telephoto end, respectively.

Inventors: Hagiwara; Yasuaki (Utsunomiya, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G02B 15/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00