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Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens

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Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Linear AF Motor, Internal Focusing
Impressively compact and versatile, the Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 is a wide-angle to long-normal zoom characterized by its retractable design and sleek profile. Its svelte design makes this lens ideal for walkaround, everyday shooting, and the flexible focal length range benefits a wide range of subject types, from street shooting to portraiture to travel photography.
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Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Portable Powerhouse Standard Zoom
  • 3Small and Light
  • 4Optics and AF
By B&H Photo's
The Portable Powerhouse Standard Zoom
Impressively compact and versatile, the Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 is a wide-angle to long-normal zoom characterized by its retractable design and sleek profile. Its svelte design makes this lens ideal for walkaround, everyday shooting, and the flexible focal length range benefits a wide range of subject types, from street shooting to portraiture to travel photography.
Small and Light
Small size and lightweight design is what this lens is all about, meaning it's the perfect companion for casual shooting days when a single, versatile, and portable lens is most desirable.
  • Retractable design maintains an especially compact profile when not in use, measuring just 1.8" long.
  • Weighing 5.9 oz, its featherweight stature pairs well with compact full-frame or APS-C bodies.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement weather conditions.
Optics and AF
  • Three aspherical elements help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • The use of specialized elements also contributes to a smaller, lighter physical design.
  • Linear motor, along with an internal focusing mechanism, promotes fast, precise, and quiet focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications.
  • In addition to the variety afforded by the 28-60mm focal length range, this lens also has a versatile 11.8" minimum focusing distance that enables working with close-up subjects.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Specs

Focal Length28 to 60mm
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75° to 40°
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.16x
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 1.8" / 66.6 x 45 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.73" / 69.3 mm
Weight5.9 oz / 167 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 4 x 3.6"

Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Reviews

love it

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-09

Such a useful range of focal lengths for shooting everything from landscapes to portraits. Great image quality from this lens too. Used it to photograph Old Faithful and got great pics!

FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Mechanical Extension Stiff / Resistant

By William
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

Image quality is very good. Light weight / compact lens with limited zoom range. Mechanical operation feels cheap and low quality. Mechanical operation when extending for use is stiff and resistant. Resistant / jerky feel when twisting the zoom ring. Will not get much use (definitely would not recommend).

not ok for the price

By Ashveen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

i am a little not experienced with sony lenses. But, I have to say, I expected more. The mechanism opening the lens each time before using it is a bit sticky. Looks like it needs some lubricant. It will take some time getting used to.

Great little lens

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-16

A great little lens. Compact, well built, sharp images, good colors, and swift and silent AF. Pairs well with the A7c. Its small size does not draw much attention when out and about. Not perfect. Compromises were made in focal length and aperture at both ends. But well worth it if purchased with the A7c kit.

Great Small and Lightweight Lens

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

I Just got the Sony A7IV and wanted a small and light lens to use for hiking and backpacking etc. I have been fairly impressed by the sharpness and quality of it for its size and weight. Don't expect it to match the GM lenses or anything, but for the intended use I am quite pleased. Pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Pros: Small and light (5.9 oz / 167 g) Good Sharpness/Color/Contrast etc. Quiet and fast focusing Basic weather sealing Decent zoom range (specially considering the size and weight of it) Cons: Not the best in low light (that should be expected with f/4-5.6, one should note, it's only f/4 at 28mm) Price - (better if you get it as a bundle/kit) Zoom action could be a little smoother - though, seems to be improving with some use. Misc: 28mm = f/4 29mm - 34mm = f/4.5 35mm - 41mm = f/5.0 42mm - 60mm = f/5.6 Dimensions Retracted 2.6 x 1.8 / 66.6 x 45 mm Length at Maximum Extension 2.73 / 69.3 mm Weight 5.9 oz / 167 g

Kit lense

By Chris
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

Slow autofocus and searches too much for my taste.

A nice small travel lens

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

One reviewer asked, who is this lens for? Me for one. I mostly used this lens on my a7Rii during a month-long driving trip from NM to Washington state and back to document what we were seeing along the way. I mostly shot 18 MP JPEGs because, in my comparison to similarly composed compressed raw images using this lens, the only appreciable difference is the ability to bring out slightly more detail in dark areas of the raw files. Other lenses I own produce more detail from this 42 MP sensor raw file (e.g., 20 mm f/1.8 G) and I will continue to use these lenses whenever potentially producing art is a goal. But when my goal is to have a small walk-about travel lens to document where I have been and seen, this little gem of a lens has found a permanent place in my bag and on my camera. Another reviewer asked, is this the best standard kit zoom ever? This lens just might be the case for Sony cameras.

A lot of bang from the money

By antonio
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

Speaking simply, this lens is far superior than the old 24-70 kit lens from Sony. The optical performance is honest for the price, it focuses fast and it's incredibly light. No 5-star rating for the following reasons: - No 24mm, shame on you Sony. - Awkward filter size, with absolutely no reason. - No OSS, but I can live with this. This lens is great for travelling. It's unobstrusive and compact.

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Asked by: Robert
Yes, it is an E mount lens and will work, however it is for a full frame camera and so the effective focal length will be similar to a 40-90mm.
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Date published: 2020-11-27

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Asked by: John
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Asked by: Robert
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Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2020-09-16

What is the length of the lens fully extended?

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Asked by: chris
This lens is 3'' tall when the zoom is fully extended.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-05-11

Is this lens weather sealed?

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Asked by: Oldrin
No, this lens is not weather seal. The rear mount open as you zoom the lens out and you can see all the electronics inside the lens. Also dust and water can easily go in between the rings on the lens if the unit is not protect against the element.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-07-24

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Asked by: Josephine
Why? This is not meant to compete with anything else. It is made to be tiny, compact and easily ported with minimal weight and size. Pocketable? I had the version for the NEX series years ago and it was sharp enough then though it broke down after a couple years and could no longer be recognized by the camera so it was worthless
Answered by: gary
Date published: 2021-03-09

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