Sony AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by jaytee

reviewer#4484 date: Dec-6-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70 Kit
Sony SAL 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DT
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 asp di
min,50mm f1.7 (old version)
min,35-70 f4 (old version)
min,28-100 f3.5-5.6 (RS)
min,75-300 f4.5-5.6
min,28-105 f3.5-4.5
price paid:210 new at sony
Internal focusing
AF speed
negative:a little too much plastic for my liking
comment:This little lens is pretty nice. The sharpness is pretty good, even at f/2.8. The colour rendering is pretty nice, and it gives a good level of details. At f6 to f10 sharpness is superb.

Grate for indoor shooting and group shots

Anyway, for the price I've paid, I'm very happy. It's a good lens for evreyday pic's

This lens is the same size as minolta 50mm-f1.7 in highth and width.The hood is kind of useless but it does help,

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.44
  • color: 4.63
  • build: 4.63
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.54 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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