Sony FE 28mm F2 E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 7   
reviewer#39898 date: Jul-16-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:sigma 30mm F1.4
price paid:400 euro
positive:Light, fast, sharp, cheap
negative:distortion, build quality. Espacially the front glass
comment:An ideal lens for documentary photography. I also got the converter to 21mm.
reviewer#32708 date: Nov-17-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:sony FE2.8/35
sony 2/24ZA (a-mount)
zeiss Loxia2/50
price paid:325 secondhand
positive:small size + auto focus
sharp like a very good kit lens just not slow f/3,5 but with f/2 character
negative:Made from losts plastic; will this lens work as good/at all like my (now)40+ year old vintage lenses in 2050?
Software driven: manual focus by 'wire' not pleasent with MF focus
Distortion on FF sensor; not a strong lens for Architecture shots.
comment:This lens fits perfectly on the A7 series, all together a very compact 'just one lens set-up' to take anywhere.
The lens is centre sharp , but not same level sharp cross-frame stopping down as as the sony FE2.8/35.
Strong character in pictures with plenty of room for PP, if you dont't mind using adjustments in Lightroom, needed for lensprofile in RAW. (Jpeg is automaticly ajusted in camera, RAW not so)
I like the bokeh of my CZ2/24ZA better at f/2, but the FE2/28 is not far behind and has much less distortion and much smaller size.
Flare is well controlled, no T* coating like the Loxia or FE2.8/35 but close enough (rating should be 4,5).
Plastic fantastic. My choice was between a 600 euro+ secondhand CZ 2/28 distagon ZF with Nikon mount or Sony FE 2/28. Size and autofocus for video made me pick the Sony. Also the lens preforms excellent on my A6000 if you like 42mm prime

Bargain lens. No brainer if your looking for a prime lens with this focal lenght and do not mind the distortion (on FF).
reviewer#31706 date: Oct-31-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta af20 f2.8 RS, Minolta af28 f2, Minolta af35mm f2, Minolta af50 f1.7. Sigma 50mm f1.4 Hsm. Zeiss fe35mm f2.8, Zeiss 85mm f1.4, Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
price paid:340.00
positive:Light , bright and tight. Sharp, colourful and contrasty. Very very good value. Well made.
negative:When used with A7 series cameras I can't think of any.
comment:Great lens at a great price and a great investment. Use it on all NEX and a6000 derivatives as well as A7 series. I recommended it whole heartedly as a general walk around, a wide angle and a street lens.
reviewer#29672 date: Aug-26-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 35 f1.4
16-35 f2.8 ZA (A-mount)
24-70 f2.8 ZA (A-mount)
price paid:$523 new.
positive:Very sharp from f2.8 across the frame, center sharp at f2.
Nice colors.
Fast AF. (This lens opens upp to f2 when focusing on my a7RII with FW 3.20)
Cheap and great performance compared to other Sony lenses.
Great flare control.
Small and nice all over.
negative:Pronounced barrel distortion uncorrected.
comment:Bought it for landscape and movie-shooting.
Live view on the a7RII shows the corrected image so very nice when aligning against buildings etc.
reviewer#23467 date: Jan-5-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Minolta MD 28mm f2.5 with adapter
- Sony E 35mm f1.8 (SEL35F18)
price paid:399 USD new
positive:- Sharp across the frame, especially in the center.
- Neutral color rendition.
- Fast and accurate autofocus.
negative:- Pronounced barrel distortion. Easily corrected with the lens profile in Lightroom.
comment:This lens currently lives on my A6000. I bought it because I plan to get an A7 II this year. On the A6000, it performs flawlessly. I'm finding that the only time I change lenses now is to mount a longer lens for portraits.
reviewer#16283 date: Jun-29-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 2
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28mm
price paid:280 GBP
positive:Small
Fast
Sharp
Cheap
negative:None
comment:Small, fast focusing, very sharp and cheap. While I've rated distortion as a 2 that's irrelevant as it's designed to be software corrected.
reviewer#12189 date: Mar-18-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:much more interesting than irezche Sony sel fe 28-70
price paid:458
positive:Excellent sharpness in the center with an open, nice bokeh, small size and good workmanship housing.
negative:Strong barrel uneven sharpness in the corners wide open (upper corners are good, the bottom corners disgusting)
comment:Excellent all-purpose lens with the possibility of creative shooting, but with some problems of production.
Here is my review of the lens with photos: http://in-windows.livejournal.com/101584.html
reviews found: 7   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 4.71
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.00
  • flare control: 4.71
  • overall: 4.26

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