Sony - FE 28mm F2 E-Mount Prime Lens - Black

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This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.

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Overview

What's Included


  • ALC-SH112 hood, front and rear lens caps
  • FE 28mm F2 E-Mount Prime Lens
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (96 out of 97)

Features


Ideal for use with a7-series, 35mm full-frame cameras

With a Sony E-mount for use with your existing camera. Also compatible with ultrawide and fish-eye converter lenses (not included).

Linear actuator focusing mechanism

Ensures smooth, quiet autofocus.

Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Safeguards the lens against damage.

28mm focal length (35mm equivalent 42mm)

Offers enhanced optical performance.

54° angle of view (APS-C)

Plus a 75° angle of view (35mm) allows you to capture a wide area.

0.13x maximum magnification

For versatile shooting.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/2 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

9 elements in 8 groups

Including ED glass with multicoating to reduce flare and ghosting. A 9-blade circular aperture helps you create beautiful bokeh effects.


Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for the Buck

    Posted
    Matt
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Dollar for dollar this may be the best lens in Sony's full frame line-up. I've grown increasingly frustrated with Sony, their release-a-slightly-different-version camera every six months philosophy as well as their extremely poor QC issues with many lenses (want to know how many different 24-70 f4 samples I tried and how wildly varying the results were - none of which were satisfying and I did not purchase it in the end). On the other hand, the FE 55 1.8 lives up to its legend, and while I have yet to try it, many say the Sony 85 GM edges out the superb Batis 85. In general, the Batis, Loxia, and (for APS-C) Touit lenses overall have significantly better QC. Point being, Sony is all over the map for me when it comes to the quality of their lenses. I'll never purchase a lens they make when first released (even if badged with the ZA designation - Sony is still responsible for 90% of that). I made that mistake with the original, cheap FE 50 1.8. This lens however, is fantastic, and from all the positive reviews I've read, QC and sample variation is not even close to the issue it is on many other lenses. Construction is good, feels solid and yet is not heavy - balances better with an APS-C camera than a full frame actually. I don't much care for the filter threads, which make it nearly impossible to install a polarizing filter (unless you already have a UV or some other kind of filter installed). Image quality is wonderful across the board. Focus is fast even in low light and minimum focus distance is surprisingly short, just shy of one foot. All in all, there isn't much to complain about here. I could nitpick here and there, and I could talk about how Fuji continues to dominate with their lenses when it comes to quality and price (most of their primes are the same or near the same as this lens - one of the cheapest FE offerings, and Sony's line up comes nowhere near Fuji in across-the-board IQ). But in the end, if you have a Sony system, particularly full frame though due to the low cost and small weight/size of this lens, APS-C as well - do yourself a favor and pick one of these up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great things CAN come in small packages!

    Posted
    Chazcov
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    At first I wasn't sure what to expect from this lens. I transitioned to Sony from the Canon ecosystem, where I had invested thousands and thousands of dollars in bodies and Canon L glass. The sole G-Master lens I have (the 70-200mm) has totally rocked my world, but this lens almost seemed like a toy in comparison, and I was a bit hesitant regarding the image quality I could get out of this thing. I can start right off by saying I have no regrets in picking up this lens. It is very sharp with minimal distortion at the edges. There is a little bit of chromatic abberation in the corners, but that is easily fixed in Lightroom. When I zoom in as far as I can in Lightroom, the image pixellates before it blurs. This thing it tack sharp in the center. It does tend to soften a bit as you get to the edges. Wide open, it's still pretty sharp, but as with most lenses, it is sharpest when you stop down a bit to f/6.3 or f/8. I also purchased the additional wide-angle and fish-eye adapters that fit on the end of this lens. Again, no regrets at all. If Sony continues to make lenses of this quality, Canikon should not only be nervous about the innovative bodies coming out of the Sony camp, but also the glass they are producing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, Solid and Sharp

    Posted
    VIPVideo
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So I did a test, put on my 55mm 1.8 Zeiss, then put this little beauty on. Its a perfect compliment, length wise, however sharpness and color quality are near identical. Looks pretty much the same as noted as one of the best lenses out there according to DxO, the 55mm. This 28 is probably the best bang for your buck. Now I do mostly all video, the focus ring and compactness of this are exactly what I was looking for. On the picture side, its the same. Creates beautiful stills. I HIGHLY recommend this lens for any a7 series owner, hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and light.

    Posted
    Ray95
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    Very nice lens! Got a nice deal on an open box deal, it was missing the front lens cap though. This lens is compact, light and pretty sharp wide open, not Zeiss 55mm sharp but sharp enough, stop down to f2.8 it's even better. AF is pretty snappy, in low light it hunts a little, but not too bad. Color rendition is pretty good, not as contrasty as the Zeiss, but it's not bad at all. This is a great less expensive alternative to the 35mm f2.8 Zeiss, and almost as compact. For street photography, it's awesome, and even for wide portraits. I'm really enjoying this classic focal length lens. Definitely worth picking one up if you like this focal length.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Low Light lens with the ability to add on

    Posted
    MyHer0
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    I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography. This lens also works really well with video. If you want a fish eye or even wider angle you can purchase additional add-on lenses to increase your functionality. Wish it came with a lens case like SIGMA lenses do considering what you are paying for it. All I got was just the lens covers, not even a drawstring bag like some of their other lenses offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best full-frame e-mount values

    Posted
    kwalker
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    One of the top Sony FE lenses for sharpness. Smooth, silent and fast autofocus is great for stills and video. Some distortion, but this is corrected in camera for jpeg and in Lightroom for RAW. The focal length is very versatile and works for landscapes as well as many other things. You can also use Clear Image Zoom and APS-C Mode to make the lens even more versatile for video. At this price, the lens is one of the best values Sony offers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Prime

    Posted
    Aaron
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    I needed a fast prime for shooting landscapes at night. The kit lens was good at 28, but too slow. This fits my style of shooting and it does very well at night. The distortion is negligible, but if it's an issue you can correct it in post. Bokeh is nice wide open.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 28mm

    Posted
    dvsnap
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    This is a great 28mm lens, has some distortion as to be expected for a 28mm but is generally pretty great! Obviously VS my Zeiss Batis 55mm I don't get bokeh very easily on this and is generally not as sharp of a lens but that is to be expected for a 28mm. Looking forward to the ability to convert to 16mm fisheye and be able to go back and forth between 16 and 28 with only a lens attachment that is pretty small and lightweight considering the versatility you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi dvsnap, Sony takes into consideration all positive and constructive feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Dave sony_US





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