Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens

Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit

Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One AA Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Optional Ultra-Wide & Fisheye Converters
  • 49mm Circular Polarizer Filter
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Sony FE 28mm f/2 Overview

  • 1Description

In addition to adding the compact wide-angle prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit from B&H also includes a 49mm circular polarizer to help reduce reflections and increase saturation.

  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens

    Satisfy your wide-angle fix on your full-frame E-mount camera with the fast and compact FE 28mm f/2 Lens from Sony. It boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/2 for selective focus effects and for working in low-light conditions. In order to ensure high-quality imaging in a range of conditions, the lens incorporates three aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical, and two extra-low dispersion elements, all of which help minimize aberrations. For fast, responsive focusing the 28mm uses a linear motor and internal focus design. Also, it has a dust- and moisture-resistant construction that will permit operation in less-than-ideal weather conditions. Additionally, it has a nine-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh. If you are looking for a wider perspective, the 28mm can accept optional ultra-wide and fisheye converters than will transform the lens into a 21mm or 16mm lens, respectively.

    Covering a wide-angle perspective, this compact 28mm will pair nicely with Sony's full-frame E-mount cameras. It can also be used on APS-C format cameras where it will provide a 42mm equivalent focal length.
    A fast f/2 maximum aperture provides the ability to create images with a shallow depth of field as well as work in low-light conditions.
    Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
    Three aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA) element, are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
    A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
    Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
    Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
    UPC: 027242888807
  • Hoya 49mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter

    The Hoya 49mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

    A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

    This filter is non-coated and has approximately 96% average light transmission. It is constructed from optical glass and precision milled aluminum frames.

    Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
    Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
    Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
    Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
    Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
    Approximately 96% average light transmission.
    3 to 4x filter factor reduces exposure by 1.6 to 2 stops.
    Constructed from optical glass and precision milled aluminum frames.
    Plastic filter case for storage and transport.
    UPC: 024066056146
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  • 1Description
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens
    Focal Length 28mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 75
    Maximum Magnification 0.13x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.42" / 29 cm
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 49 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.52 x 2.36" / 64 x 60 mm
    Weight 7 oz / 200 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 4.4 x 3.2"
  • Hoya 49mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 3 - 4 (1.6 - 2 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 49 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 49 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 0.6"

Sony FE 28mm f/2 Reviews

FE 28mm f/2 Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flyweight champ! Very light weight makes it ideal for hikes. Quiet and super fast focus on the A7iii. Image quality is great for the cost, not as sharp as the Zeiss and Sony G series, but pretty darn good. Wide open aperture is a little softer, but by 2.8 its sharpened up. Good bokeh. Very good on the flare and coma. The only con - astrophotography is hard with this lens due to the in-camera manual focus (clutch). There is no way to find set point and mark it on the body, so you are having to fine tune it every time. I had to make a Bahtinov focusing mask to help speed up the process. I've attached some examples (no lens correction or noise reduction)
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all round lens for A7r This lens at 28 mm and f2 is actually a game changer for the A7r, because with it I can finally reliably get clear in focus images that fully utilize the enormous potential of the a7r sensor. And it does this with a hugely useful field of view for many kinds of shots including especially much better low light images than achievable with the many f4 lenses provided for this camera. It is easy to take strikingly clear in focus shots, partly because it has a greater natural depth of field than any other lens I have used with my A7r. This is the best all round lens for the A7r to date, and with the Zeiss 55mm 1.8 allows image quality to equal that from the D810.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens for photo and video I purchased this lens to use on my a7s and gimbal, however I found that it gives an interesting look for photography as well. I've used it in a couple weddings so far and this lens is very sharp and has good auto focus. For video, this is a great focal length for a stabilizer. It is not so wide that you have to stand a foot away from what you are recording and it is not so narrow that you have issues with movement speed. I was considering the 35/2.8, however that extra stop of light is nice for receptions. The lens does have some distortion, however it is to be expected on a wide lens. It doesn't bother me at all and just use it to create more interesting photos.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony's best low budget prime! I know there are plenty of people that might look down on this lens simply because it lacks an uber cool Zeiss badge. I'm very satisfied with the purchase and the pictures I get from this lens are sharp and gorgeous! I sold my 35 2.8 zeiss to get this lens, and i don't regret it. Yes it lacks the zeiss T* coating, but it still handles shooting at a direct light source pretty well. Yes it has distortion when shooting in RAW, but that is easily correctable in post processing. It does have some vignetting wide open, but I think it adds character. Build Quality is almost on par with the zeiss lenses, metal construction except for the black ring in the front of the lens which is plastic.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for gimbal work! I bought this to complement my 10-18mm for use with an a6300 and a Pilotfly H2 gimbal. I found that the 10-18 is great for some stuff but often is too wide. Also the 10-18 is only an f/4, so I wanted something a little tighter and a wider aperture. The 28 really fits the bill. On my a6300 it's more like a 42mm. I don't shoot many photos, but for video work in 4K it's super sharp. It also focuses really close, which is great. It's lightweight and perfect for gimbal use. Overall you can't go wrong. Optically I'm sure it's not quite as good as a G Master lens or even the Zeiss Batis 25mm (which I also considered) but frankly it's also not nearly as expensive. And for my eyes, it's plenty sharp enough for 4K video and I do use it professionally.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just get it! Awesome lens. Bought the 28mm 2 and the 35mm 2.8 for my 3 week trip to Japan. Used the 35mm at first during the day time and the 28mm came out at night for low light shots. But after a few days I just fell in love with the way the 28mm shot and kept the 28mm on full time. 35mm stayed at the airbnb I booked. Low light shots with f/2 compared to f/2.8 is a big difference and the narrow cramped streets / bars of Japan made the 28mm a clear winner. I wonder if I'll love the 28mm as much for shooting in other parts of the world where its not as cramped/narrow. Guess time to book my next trip!
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best you'll get for the price Very sharp lens - even if it's softer at the corners it still looks razor sharp when compared to the kit lens at 28mm. Not sure I'd use it for architecture....raw files have enormous distortion and very high chrom. abberation. Correctible in camera raw and other various software, but there's always sharpness lost when such a drastic correction is made. But for vacations and all around fun it's great! Small, light, fast - well, a prime at this price - doubt you'll see that often. All around great lens unless you're into architectural photography.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for street not necessary low light its a great lens for day time and general purpose walking around. The only problem you will have is focusing at night/low light. its focus by wire and the focus ring moves very fast. I was trying to make a portrait in blue hour with city lights in the background. The thing kept on missing focus even though it was sitting on a a7s. They advertise the fish eye converter to be F2 but it isn't. Its actually F3.5 so if you are buying this lens for the fish eye, keep that in mind. Other wise this is a good Lens. I use this lens when i am lazy and i don't want to carry a tonne of gear. Now its perfect for street photography.
Date published: 2016-12-19
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The filter thread on this lens appears to sit deeper than the front element, raising the possibility of a thick filter touching the glass piece. Has anyone tested the B+W F-PRO 007 49mm MRC Clear Filter with this lens to see if it stands clear of the front element?
Asked by: Anonymous
Filters will work without issue on this lens. They will not touch the front element.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is this lens good for video?
Asked by: Christina
I personally love it for video when using a stabilizer like the Ronin because of the autofocus. However, manual focus is annoying on these lenses because of the focus-by-wire design.
Answered by: Tanner G.
Date published: 2018-08-26


On a Sony a6000 series camera how does the image quality of this lens compare to that of the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens?
Asked by: Mark C.
can't beat the Zeiss. the colors on this lens don't have a pop. yes it's a f2 for very low price but what you pay is what you get. thanks
Answered by: Breana P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Would this lens be good for astro or landscape ...

Would this lens be good for astro or landscape photography?
Asked by: Marc
Any decent quality lens can be used for astro photography, including this 28mm f/2. It worked very well for me shooting landscape stuff recently in Death Valley.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-10


Does this focus to infinity?
Asked by: Jan B.
All Sony FE lenses are focus by wire. It does focus to infinity but there isn't a hard stop.
Answered by: Douglas C.
Date published: 2018-08-26


dose this come with a lens cap and a rear cap?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: ANTHONY R.
Date published: 2018-08-26


How is the corner sharpness on this lens? And the ultrawide 21mm converter? I've seen mixed reviews.
Asked by: Joseph C.
Corner sharpness looks OK with the 28mm, f2.
Answered by: Roy D.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens is manufactured in Thailand.
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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