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

BH #SO28703556 • MFR #SEL2870
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
  • One ED & Three Aspherical Elements
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
A top pick for users looking for a lightweight all-around zoom, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony is a great go-to for full-frame E-mount shooters. The lens has a compact, portable design that is ideal for everyday, walkaround use and its versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range suits working with a variety of subject types.
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Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Versatile Standard
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Autofocus, Image Stabilization, and Design
By B&H Photo's

A Versatile Standard

A top pick for users looking for a lightweight all-around zoom, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony is a great go-to for full-frame E-mount shooters. The lens has a compact, portable design that is ideal for everyday, walkaround use and its versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range suits working with a variety of subject types.

Optical Design

  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Autofocus, Image Stabilization, and Design

  • An internal focus mechanism and linear motor contribute to faster, more responsive system and easier handling.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

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

Focal Length28 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.85 x 3.27" / 72.5 x 83 mm
Weight10.41 oz / 295 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 3.5 x 3.5"

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

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By Siamak
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

1. under 1' minimum focus distance - thats better than the zeiss 24-70 f4 which is 1.3' 2. 10.3 oz - thats 30% less than the zeiss 3. OSS 4. The lens protrudes and retracts only a few mm so flying this on a gimbal is no problem 5. its cheap - super cheap 2nd hand 6. it doesnt feel cheap, it doesnt feel premium but def not cheap 7. I cant tell the corners are soft but if you can then get a GM zoom or get some primes thats what they are for

Soft Corners At All Settings

By Michael
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-10

I purchased this in late December in a package with the new Sony a7IV because I have no other Sony lenses and wanted to use the camera over the holidays. It focuses accurately and quickly enough for family vacation photos. But on returning home and uploading the photos to computer, the corners and edges were just not nearly sharp enough to meet my minimum standards. I soon acquired Samyang's 35mm f/1.8, and I was able to compare the two lenses. Actually I found there was no comparison. The a7IV is great, and when fitted with the 35mm produces sharp photos across the entire sensor. I sold the Sony 28-70 (at a loss) and do not recommend buying it with the camera. Order one of the other great Sony lenses or top quality third party lenses instead.

Good at 28 f/3.5

By Jarrad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I have got some KILLER shots with this lens down in the wider angles of 28 to 40ish. It looks solid for a kit lens, and has helped me get to know my A7iii while I wait to get some beefier zooms. However, I can't say the same for focal lengths closer to 70. The bocah isn't super great, and obviously trying to shoot sports with that much of a increase in aperture across the focal length is far from ideal. However, it's still a good lens to learn the camera with and keep around for more fun/less serious projects, especially at 28mm.

Good Lens for the price!!!

By Keith
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

This lens came with my Sony A7III and I use it quite often for portraits and landscapes, nothing on the side of sports or wildlife. Indoor performance is okay if you have a solid light source and you know how a camera and all of its settings work together. I would recommend for any amateur photographers just getting into the field.

So far so good.

By Bjf01
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

I bought this as part of a package with a Sony camera so far I really like it.

Decent picture for the price

By Ameer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-15

This lens give amazing results outdoor or when you have enough lighting

Best $200 lens I've ever owned!

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

So as not to repeat everyone else's reviews, simply put I own two Sony GM lenses, a Sigma Art wide angle, and a relatively inexpensive Tamron mid telephoto for use on mySony a7iv. When I use this lens I don't think "oh, I have the cheap lens on". It performs well and fits in nicely with my other lenses.

Great lens.

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

Have been a professional wedding and portrait Photographer for over 35 yrs, have been using the 28-70 mm lens for over a year now, I find it very sharp, yes the bench tests may say other wise, but in the real world that means almost nothing, I have compared the 28-70 mm to my other Sony lens, the 90 mm macro, 20 mm wide angle, 24-240 mm zoom, 50 mm 2.5, and I can hardly see any difference, see the Photo taken in my studio, 70 mm, f-11 60 sec.

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Is this lens good for studio portraits?

Is this lens good for studio portraits?
Asked by: Jehzel
It's certainly sharp enough, but I find its maximum focal length a bit too short, and the f/3.5 speed delivers a depth of field that's too wide for me.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2020-03-29

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Does it also has manual focus? I want to use it with a7 II but does it have manual focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes.
Answered by: Christopher M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this lens have an internal zoom (lens does not extend)? Does Sony even make a full-frame, E-mount internal zoom lens? Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens extends about 1 cm at 24mm compared to its length at about 47mm. At 70mm it extends again about 0.5cm when compared to its shortest length at 47mm.
Answered by: JOHN B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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These lens work well on a nex-6 or a A6000 or is just for FE Full Frame Alpha ? If it work , works like all E-mount lens or it have some issues on Non full frame cameras ?Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The FE 28-70mm lens will be fully compatible with both the full frame and APS-C size sensor cameras. So, you could use the lens on both the NEX-6 and A6000 without issue.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2020-12-29

This Lens is good for Wedding photography ?

This Lens is good for Wedding photography ?
Asked by: Nakib
An f/2.8 lens is almost a must for weddings. If you can at all afford it, try to stretch your budget to a 24-70mm f/2.8. Sigma makes one that is half the price of the Sony and almost just as good.
Answered by: Brian
Date published: 2022-02-19

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Hello, thanks for your previous answer about the sigma lense. I'm buying the Alpha 7s as a surprise for someone who who like to film with it, is this lens compatible with the Sony Alpha 7S? And is it a good match for the filming? And if not, could you recommand me a compatible (zoom)lense for the filming? thx
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens would be fully compatible with the a7S, and would be a good option for both photos and video.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

If this lens is used on a full frame A7 camera ...

If this lens is used on a full frame A7 camera will it still be 28mm wide at its widest setting and also be imaging the full frame of the sensor?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this is an FE lens.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-17

Where is this lenses manufactured ?

Where is this lenses manufactured ?
Asked by: Amy
Hi Amy, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is manufactured in China.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-05-26
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