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

reviewer#21443 date: Dec-2-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Sony FE 16-35mm from 28-35mm
Minolta A 35-70mm f/4
Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5
price paid:225 USD (used)
positive:small and light weight
useful zoom range even on APSC
low cost
negative:Edges are never sharp, even on APSC
comment:I purchased this lens for use on an APSC camera, thinking that the soft edges/corners noted in every review on a FF camera would not be an issue. Wrong. On-center, this lens shows excellent sharpness. Along the edges, however, every other zoom I own is better. Too bad, because there is a lot to like about this kit lens - small, light weight and stabilization.

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
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