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Sony FE 28-70 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Manufacturer Sony
Model FE 28-70 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75 - 34 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 55 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony E
Sony FE
Dimensions 72.5 x 83 mm
Weight 295 g
Additional information Announced: 16.10.2013
3 aspherical lenses
1 lens made from ED glass
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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2.89 Passing
Owners reviews (3)
  1. mimaphotos
    mimaphotos 11 November 2022, 10:22
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    IP 84.143.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: 350
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: I lime tiny lenses, this is a little bigger

    Pros: it is a light lens with stabilizer. It is a sharp lens and the lens has a good bokeh.

    Summary: For me this lens is a good lens because I can use this lens in every situation and I have no problems. This is no bad lens and if you want still more than you can buy more weight and more light for more money...

  2. Full4matt
    Full4matt 26 May 2018, 00:32
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    IP 47.153.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft. Limited zoom range. Horrible bokeh.

    Pros: Cheap, light, good af.

    Summary: This is an update to my previous review in which it accidentally rated the optical quality a 5. It should be a 1.

  3. full4matt
    full4matt 26 May 2018, 00:26
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    IP 47.153.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Soft. Nervous bokeh. Not sharp at any aperture. 28-70 is a measles 2.5x zoom range. Probably has distortion and vignetting but lens is so bad, who cares. Very slow max apertures.

    Pros: Light weight. Affordable. Quiet focus.

    Summary: I figured I would try this lens with my new Sony A7 III for only $200 more than the camera body alone. I was hoping it would be a useful travel zoom, as I knew it was small and light. Unfortunately for me, this was the only positive I can take away from the lens. I tried under various apertures to get the thing somewhat sharp but was always disappointed. Btw, the max aperture at 70mm is a pathetic 5.6. The bokeh produced by this lens is sketchy and nervous. The lens performed so horribly in the optical department that I sold it yesterday on eBay. I want to clarify, the Sony camera is awesome and is capable of extremely sharp images, as two cheap primes, plus one old adapted nikkor lens proved. I have to conclude this lens is an epic failure and my advice to anyone considering it would be to SKIP it entirely.

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