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

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

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony E

Release Date: 2013-10-16

MSRP Price: $499

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Sony SEL2870 mid-range zoom lens provides an outstanding introduction to full-frame imaging in a light, compact package. It will be paired as the kit lens for the new full-frame A7 camera.The versatile lens features Optical SteadyShot and an advanced optical design with three aspherical elements and one ED glass element, which minimizes aberration and also minimizes size and weight for easier portability. It is also dust- and moisture-resistant, making it an idea travel companion for Sony’s new full-frame E-mount cameras.

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

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length28-70mm
Mount TypeSony E
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full-Frame, APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.2x
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)54°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)23°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)75°
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)34°
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements3
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.40m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

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

MTF Chart

Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Construction MTF Chart

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This lens is terribly bad. I don’t know why Sony offers such thing. I had it as the kit lens going along with the A7ii. Virtually, no image is crisp. I know own Loxia 25mm, SEL55F18 and Batis 135.