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

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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 (2 owners reviews)
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Overall

2.33 Passing
Owners reviews (2)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.