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Sony FE 28 mm f/2

8 April 2019
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary


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Pros:

  • shapely, mostly metal casing,
  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of the APS-C sensor,
  • lack of spherical aberration problems,
  • sensible control of astigmatism,
  • excellent performance against bright light,
  • silent, accurate autofocus which works with lightning speed,
  • quite pleasant out-of-focus areas,
  • good price/performance and price/quality ratio.

Cons:

  • image quality near the maximum relative aperture could have been a bit better,
  • huge vignetting,
  • high distortion for RAW files,
  • too high level of longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • distinct coma.
The list above seems to indicate the Sony's FE 28 mm f/2 number of flaws is rather high. Does it mean our summary cannot be positive? Quite the contrary! To be honest I don't have any problems with these flaws because I like lenses of this type very much – small, shapely, sensibly priced instrument with good parameters. The Sony performs as it should, without aspiring to be what it clearly isn't. After attaching it to a camera you don't want to take it off – it works admiringly well in its range of possible uses. Personally, I enjoyed taking photos with this lens very much and, after all, it matters the most. If you have a passion for something you should enjoy it to the full.