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Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Full-Frame Lens (2020)

MSRP 500 EURNeoscore 71%NEX score 73%

Product Overview

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is the world's smallest and lightest standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. With 3 aspherical lens elements, it is able to suppress aberrations throughout the zoom range despite its compact form factor.
To achieve this feat, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 incorporates a retracting mechanism similar to that of the NIKKOR Z 24-50 f/4-6.3. Still, the lens is dust and moisture resistant. Together with the linear AF motor that achieves high AF performance, these characteristics make it a great companion for on-the-go shooting.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Weather-sealed
  • Very sharp for what it is
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good “standard” photos, well sharp in the centre and contrasty
  • Compact, compact build
  • Sharp image quality
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • Good performance in general with very good sharpness with is very good for a ...
Cons
  • No stabilization
  • Zoom ring is not very smooth and it is quite difficult to get a smooth zooming (the was much smoother)
  • No fluorine coating
  • No lens hood in the box
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Composite
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
8 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
Size | Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Length
45 mm / 1.77 in
Weight
167 g / 5.90 oz

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical (wide) ~ 39.7° Diagonal | 33.4° Horizontal | 22.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4–5.6 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
28 mm ~ 60 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.16x
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood sold separately
Debut
2020-09-15
Model Name
SEL2860

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The new Sony 28-60 kit lens is much smaller and lighter than the old 28-70 kit lens by losing 10mm and a little bit of aperture at the low end It also lose optical stabilisation Build quality is roughly equivalent but the zoom ring is not smooth at all, it is impossible to get a smooth zoom. It will be the ideal companion for the A7c with its light weight form without any sacrifice vs old lens.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good “standard” photos, well sharp in the centre and contrasty
  • Good performance in general with very good sharpness with is very good for a kit lens
  • Dust and moisture resistance
Cons
  • Zoom ring is not very smooth and it is quite difficult to get a smooth zooming (the was much smoother)

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Sony is rethinking just how compact a full-frame zoom lens can be with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6. It's only available as a bundled option with the slim a7C at launch, but you'll be able to buy it on its own eventually. If you don't mind a bigger zoom, the Tamron 2875mm F2.8 is an Editors' Choice winner.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compact, compact build
  • Excellent image quality
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • No fluorine coating
  • No stabilization

digitalpicture[3]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
This lens is all about being small and light. You will barely know it is in the bag, on the gimbal, in hand, etc. Despite the small size of this lens, my knuckles still uncomfortably impact the barrel when using the Sony a7R III and IV. Out of the 471 lenses in our database, there are precisely 0 others that have 40.5mm filter threads.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Small, light weight
  • Sharp image quality
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • 1-year limited warranty
Cons
  • No lens hood in the box

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/12/07/sony-fe-28-60mm-f4-5-6/. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-fe-28-60mm-f4-56. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-28-60mm-f-4-5.6-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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