Sony FE 28mm F2 E-mount lens review by ToddHepworth

reviewer#23467 date: Jan-5-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Minolta MD 28mm f2.5 with adapter
- Sony E 35mm f1.8 (SEL35F18)
price paid:399 USD new
positive:- Sharp across the frame, especially in the center.
- Neutral color rendition.
- Fast and accurate autofocus.
negative:- Pronounced barrel distortion. Easily corrected with the lens profile in Lightroom.
comment:This lens currently lives on my A6000. I bought it because I plan to get an A7 II this year. On the A6000, it performs flawlessly. I'm finding that the only time I change lenses now is to mount a longer lens for portraits.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 11
  • sharpness: 4.77
  • color: 4.82
  • build: 4.09
  • distortion: 3.36
  • flare control: 4.36
  • overall: 4.28 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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