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

reviewer#44133 date: Sep-9-2018
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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:Minolta 35-80mm II f/4-5.6 (A-mount)
Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D (A-mount)
price paid:NZD$370
positive:It performs reasonably well as an inexpensive "kit" lens. The OIS performs quite well, especially shooting video. Fairly compact & lightweight, which along with the A7S I use it on makes for a nice light compact walkabout combo.
negative:Some softness in the corners that never fully goes away even stopped down. Not the fastest of lenses with an f/3.5-5.6 aperture range. 28mm is not quite wide enough sometimes.
comment:Its a nice lens for general walkabout purposes, especially video, but I'd prefer to have something more capable on the camera if high image quality was a priority.

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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