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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens

You Pay: $898.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • For Sony Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • 4x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.25'
  • 7x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Zoom Lock Switch

The 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens from Sony covers a wide range of focal lengths from wide angle to medium telephoto, and has a constant aperture of f/2.8 over its entire zoom range. This makes it particularly valuable for depth-of-field control and using ambient light.

It is constructed of 16 elements in 14 groups - four of them being aspherical glass elements - which all help to deliver sharp, clear photos throughout the zoom range. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.25' and a front-end filter diameter of 67mm.

Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
With a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and minimum of f/32, this lens' high speed means you can capture images in darker conditions using faster shutter speeds and lower ISO sensitivity.
4x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements
These precision lens elements correct distortion for sharper, more visually accurate images across the entire zoom range of the lens.
Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
Designed for fast, smooth and silent automatic focusing, Sony's unique Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. The AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the lens directly, helping to assure quick and accurate AF response.
7x Circular Aperture Blades
Circular aperture blades produce smooth, rounded bokeh background effects when capturing spot-light sources in your pictures. Because the aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
Filter Diameter: 67mm
The 67mm front filter thread does not rotate, allowing rotating polarizing filters to be used.
Zoom Lock Switch
Lock the lens' zoom to keep it right where you want it, preventing "lens creep" where the lens extends by its own weight when aimed downward - or retracts when aimed upward.
Performance
Focal Length 28 - 75mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 16/14
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.05 x 3.70" (7.75 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.24 lb (565 g)
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood for the Sony Alpha SAL-2875 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Constant Aperture Zoom Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (11)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Nice bokeh (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • Low light (11)
    • Weddings (11)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Night photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    outstanding value

    By Steven B

    from Mentor, Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

      Excellent lens for the money.

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      5.0

      Very Useful Lens For Sony...

      By Merthan

      from Turkey-Istanbul

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

        Hi All,
        I have bought this lens last week. It has got a very good image quality and Excellent usage. Everybody has to have this lens...

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Little Lens.

        By ABEDI

        from COSTA MESA,CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

          Just an excellant all round lens which could have been made better if the focus was quite. When you pay $ for a lens, you do not expect to hear the lens focus noise. Nice compact lightweight design.

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          (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a highly regarded lens by pros.

          By Retired Pro.

          from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

          About Me Retired Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Fairly light to carry
          • Sharp at maximum aperture
          • Very good on A850 A700

          Cons

          • Confusing Lens AF Switch

          Best Uses

          • Panoramic Filming
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

          This lens was purchased with my A850 Full Frame Camera. I also use it with my A700. The fact that it was design for use with the A850 indicates that it is a good lens as the A850/A900 cameras require the best lenses. They use the full cone of light from the lens , whereas the APS-C cameras use the sweet spot only, and cut off the less sharp edges present in many lesser lenses.
          I can assure everyone that the reviewer who stated that AF does not work in Manual mode is not entirely correct, it works very well. He probably pressed the cameras MF/AF button to MF by accident, or used the lens switch to go into MF. He should use the dial at the top of the camera to achieve manual mode as that is how it is done in any other camera. Using the lens switch cuts off the SAM motor only.
          I use this lens as my walkabout on the A850 and it is very sharp at all apertures. It is actually comparable with the Sony CZ 24-70 f2.8 to all Pro accounts. I would strongly recommend that you buy this lens and save some money. The SAM in the name is Sony's name for the in lens AF motor. It compares well with the more expensive Sony SSM motors. I own both. The SAM is a little slower and a little more noisy than the SSM but considerably faster, a bit quieter and more accurate than the in body motor.
          I am no longer a professional as I am retired and I have much more time to evaluate various lenses.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Should be in Sony's G-series

          By dekkam

          from Santa Fe, NM

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentation
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Social Occasions
            • Sports

            Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

            This is a great lens: nice and sharp even at f/2.8, and providing a very useful range of focal lengths for my Sony a55, from 42 to 112.5mm equivalent -- and all at f/2.8. Great for portraits, small groups at parties, and even kids' sports from the sidelines. It's somewhat heavy, as you'd expect, but not uncomfortably so, and if you support the lens with your left hand as you shoot (which you always ought to do with a lens of any such size) it and the a55 make a very comfortable pair to handle. In fact, this is my most often used camera/lens configuration right now; the Zeiss 16-80mm has become my secondary lens. I usually tend not to see wide-angle shots as I look at things, and thus don't really miss the shorter focal lengths, but if you own a full-frame digital camera and this Sony lens you have access to the 28mm focal length, which is quite wide enough for many expansive subjects. Either way, I recommend it whole-heartedly to amateur and professional alike.

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            5.0

            lens replaqcement

            By Oldman

            from Columbus, Ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

              This lens is replacing a Sigma 24-70mm which proved to be totally unsatisfactory. I have shot aver 1000 pictures already and am quite pleased with its quality and performance. I was however surprised to find that it works well as a macro.
              Although not a true macro I have shot within a foot and received good results

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              5.0

              best lens ever

              By shutterbug

              from leesburg FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                I have used this lens on my new Sony A850....crystal clear, quiet, hardly hear or feel the drive action....my pictures came out sharp with no distortion......wish i could afford 75-300 of the same quality...

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                5.0

                Excellent alternative to the 24-70CZ

                By Emmanuel

                from East Rutherford, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Sharp at all focal length
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                  After months of research on a lens within 24-70mm range at f2.8, I finally made my decision to buy this SAL-2875. Ofcourse, I would like to have the 24-70CZ but its beyond my budget and twice as much as this lens. I am still in the process of testing this lens and it did not disappoint. It is sharp at any focal length and at any aperture. The colors and bokeh are excellent just like my Sony 70-300G. I read one review that it is soft at 75mm f2.8 I tried taking pictures at 75mm f2.8 and the images were soft when magnified 6x on my A700. But I tried to manually focus and the images were very sharp! I bought this lens in view of having a full frame Sony DSLR in the near future. Also, this lens close focusing ability is excellent as compared to my old Minolta 28-70G lens. If this lens is 24-75mm, it would match the 24-70CZ.

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                  5.0

                  A good upgrade for my sony a55

                  By Sebo

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                    I use this lens for photography and video. It is a great improvement from the lens that came with the camera originaly. It focuses fast and it's sharp. A bit pricey? Yes, but worth it.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great lens

                    By oly-oly-oly

                    from SF, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Would prefer 24mm instead

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                    Pros -

                    -- very sharp even at 200% Mag in the center. corners are decent wide open and sharpen up nicely when stopped down.
                    -- lighter and more portable than the 24-70 zeiss, not to mention cheaper!
                    -- build quality is very decent.

                    Cons

                    -- would be nice if it was a bit wider, say to 24mm.

                    I'm a serious hobbyist that enjoys having a light, yet fast walk around lens for the sony full frame cameras. this is it. though it is the same as the tamron optically, i feel the build is definitely superior.

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    solid lens

                    By Little e

                    from georgia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                      Used the lens for about 1000 photos on vacation in London. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Pics were clear and color was outstanding. seems to be well built, and looks like it will last. Focus is quick and quiet. Be aware of the weight. Only con is it sometimes had trouble finding focus in low light.

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                      5.0

                      smooth and quiet

                      By Michael

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                        A quiet and fast focusing lens. I love the bokeh effect. Feels solid and performs very well.

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                        5.0

                        Good Glass

                        By desertfisch

                        from Glendale, Az.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                        I bought this as an upgrade from my kit lens. The speed with zoom apealed to me. I photographed a friends dog yesterday, a hummingbird without wings. The speed got me some great shots. With the kit lens I would have had a blurr. It's heavy, takes a 67mm filters and it's kind of expensive. Worth every once and every penny

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                        4.0

                        Good lens

                        By Bob

                        from Phoenix

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                          Bought this to go with a Sony A-850. Takes good, sharp photos.

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                          (3 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Somewhat Disappointing

                          By Tripsdad

                          from Woburn, MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                              I bought this lens with the intention of using it for inside pictures without flash. This kind of picture requires using the manual setting on my Sony A700. The (huge) drawback to doing this is that AF does not work in manual mode! What a waste of money.

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                              5.0

                              Good Choice

                              By Shooter

                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quick Focus
                              • Sharp Focus
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                                Does a great job with action shots in low light, works great.

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                                5.0

                                Great lens value

                                By Rufus

                                from Conyers, GA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick Focus
                                • Rugged
                                • Sharp Focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                                  I use this with my Sony A-900 to take pictures of collision sites, wrecked vehicles, and other objects and locations. This lens has excellent range and utility. It's a little smaller and lighter than some similar lenses (i.e., f/2.8 constant aperture) and provides for or allows getting shots where a slower lens would require a longer shutter speed, which is often not feasible for hand-held shots.

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                                  5.0

                                  love this product all the money worth it

                                  By wwongso

                                  from seattle WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Quick Focus
                                  • Sharp Focus

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                                  this is super good and there is no mistake in it all the money for a beginner photographer is worth it. there is no mistake in buying this lenses

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very nice wide angle zoom lens.

                                  By Dano

                                  from Olean, NY

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Focus
                                  • Great In Low Light

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscapes
                                    • Low light

                                    Comments about Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens:

                                    Very fast lens, allows hand held shots to be very sharp, even in low light. Focuses very fast.

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