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Sony28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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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)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      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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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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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