Sony AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by filipescu1007

reviewer#8894 date: Apr-8-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
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:Minolta 35 f/2
price paid:250 USD (new)
positive:Small and light
negative:Hunts in low light (or is it just me?)
Damn loud AF (idem?)
Small build-in hood, but at least it's there
49mm filter needed
comment:There's nothing too wrong with this lens. It's sharp (especially once you reach 5-5.6), small, goes all the way to 2.8.

But the AF just bugs me. Maybe it's just the version I have but it hunts a lot in low light and it's freakishly loud! The focus ring is very nice though, smooth. The AF noise scares the crap out of me sometimes. Damn plastic!

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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