Sony AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Karel
|Karel#7844 date: Aug-22-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta zoom lenses and other 28 mm primes|
|negative:||Not that sharp below 5.6|
|comment:||I bought this lens a few weeks ago, new, from a major Sony dealer.|
They could not tell me if this lens would work on a 7xi Minolta. I was not shure about the electronics but this lens is OK on an older camera.
I took a few rols with this lens, in combination with a 28-85. The colours look better on the fixed 28 mm: sort of warmer, better colours, better definition, less over saturation of blue and green etc. Contrast is better than a zoom, especially in the corners.
The coating of the glass is better, Sony did a good job on that.
If you keep the lens at f>5.6 the results are "prime". Below 5,6, you do not get the prime result (but with a 28 mm, stopping down usually isn't the problem).
The hood of this lens could be improved.