Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Announced Oct 16, 2013 •
Zoom lens | Sony FE | SEL2870
Gnostos Agnostos

The Sony FE SEL2870 is labeled as a kit lens but it isn't. Usually the kit lens are considered inferior. That's a half true. Kit lenses are a compromise between size, weight, macro capability, zoom capability and and above all price. Most amateur photographers don't know the benefits of prime lenses or big apertures. So both these aspects of lenses are avoided by manufacturers in entry level cameras. Also kit lenses are typically crop frame lenses. There aren't any kit lenses for full frame ...

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This is the most underrated kit lens in history. Just check the DX0 charts and see for yourself. It is sharper -by a large margin- than the much more expensive Zeiss f4 zoom at all apertures and all focal distances: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/lens-compare-fullscreen?compare=true&lensId=sony_fe_28-70_3p5-5p6&cameraId=sony_a7r&version=0&fl=35&av=4&view=mtf-ca&lensId2=sony_zeiss_fe_24_70_4p0_za_oss&cameraId2=sony_a7r&version2=0&fl2=35&av2=4 Its is relative compact, light, with OSS. You can ...

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Perfect on my a7s is as good or even better then the 24-70 that is 3x more expensive. Great with the built in OSS technology. Love it as a travel lens when weight is crucial!

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papillon_65
 

I'm quite surprised that no-one else has reviewed this lens as it's been available as a kit lens for quite a while since the release of the A7. I guess in the FF world a kit lens like this is easily dismissed. Anyway, it's actually not bad at all, it's nicely made at it's price-point, has a metal lens mount and nice and smooth focus and zoom rings. The lens hood is a nice and smooth fit and it has the standard lens caps, so far so good. Focusing it's fast and completely silent, so good for ...

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