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Sony FE 28mm F2 Full-Frame Lens (2015)

MSRP 450 USDNeoscore 62%NEX score 70%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 28mm F2 is an affordable wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2015, it has 9 elements in 8 groups.
Unfortunately, Sony has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
As a wide-angle prime lens that happens to have relatively small maximum aperture, it is best suited for landscape photography, though some may wish for a brighter alternative for versatility. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.
It is compatible with a couple of wide-angle converters, an interesting concept that Sony has since abandoned.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Good for walking around
  • Compatible with a couple of wide-angle converters
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the sharpest

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good image quality
  • Excellent sharpness at the center
  • Small, light, and compact
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
  • Very fast AF
  • Very resistant to flare
Cons
  • No AF/MF switch or stabilization switch
  • No lens case included
  • Very visible distorsion
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Three aspherical, two ED elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
64 mm / 2.52 in
Size | Length
60 mm / 2.36 in
Weight
200 g / 7.07 oz

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/2 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
28 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.13x
Min Focus Distance
290 mm / 11.42 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH112 (sold separately)
Debut
2015-03-04
Model Name
SEL28F20

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The 28mm F2 is a special lens in the Sony line up. It supports the addition of 2 specific converters that change its focal lenth. The lens is well built, lightweight and discrete, the AF is quite fast. Sharpness is excellent at the center although it require to stop down a little bit if you want very good corners.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness at the center
  • Very fast AF
  • Very resistant to flare
Cons
  • Very visible distorsion

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
This lens has a small size and light weight that maintains the spirit of Sony's compact mirrorless cameras. As an "FE" lens, the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras, including both full frame and APS-C sensor format models. The wide open image quality of this lens may not be amazing, but the price is low enough for many to lose all concern.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Small, light, and compact
  • Good image quality
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
Cons
  • No AF/MF switch or stabilization switch
  • No lens case included

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 28mm F2 & converters. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/08/04/sony-fe-28mm-f2-converters/. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 28mm F2 Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-28mm-f-2-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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