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

reviewer#7867 date: Aug-25-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 24-85
Minolta 50mm 1.7
price paid:£100
positive:Compact
Well build
Very good value
negative:Flare!
comment:What a great lens... well built, compact & great image quality. I have to disagree with the previous reviewer, I find sharpness to be very good even at f2.8. Flare is a problem though, the built in hood is useless and you need to be careful on sunny days, this is the only negative I can think of for what is a budget lens. The equivalent focal length of 42mm on my A200 is very useful and the camera handles beautifully, I haven't used anything else since I bought it 2 months ago!
I picked this up brand new for the bargain price of £100 so Im very happy!

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
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