Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5–5.6 OSS E-mount lens review by brikas

reviewer#17342 date: Aug-27-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:EF 28mm f/2
price paid:kit lens
positive:Light&compact for 28-70 zoom lens
Good lens flare control
Good against CA
distortion- easily correctable in LR
negative:Slow aperture- especially at tele end
Slow focus speed in darker places
comment:Nice and light zoom to carry around, great kit lens. It's not the sharpest, not the fastest and definitely not the nicest to touch- feels like my SAL 18-55 long time ago, and smells exactly like one too. But overall, for the price, I think, you can't go wrong with this lens. For me, this lens is absolutely enough and I'm not even thinking about 24-70 f/4 Zeiss lens, this does all things for me. If Ziess would be f/2.8, then yes, I'd probably consider it, but since it's just f/4, than no way, even if it's a little bit sharper (I don't know, just guessing as price is much higher), there is nothing you can't fix in post with this lens and get a decent image at the end.

Adobe LR profile corrects some distortion and cleans vignetting very well, little sharpening and images looks really good.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.14
  • color: 4.36
  • build: 4.21
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.07
  • overall: 4.16 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania