Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens

B&H # SO287528 MFR # SAL2875
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Product Highlights

  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Three ED and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • Zoom Lock Switch
  • Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15"
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 overview

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Make sure you have all your bases covered by keeping this compact 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens from Sony with your full-frame A-mount camera. It delivers a wide-angle to short telephoto range that will satisfy many, as well as a constant f/2.8 aperture for consistent performance at all focal lengths. Ensuring top performance is the use of three extra-low dispersion elements and four aspherical elements, effectively combating and minimizing any aberrations.

For fast operation, the 28-75mm is equipped with a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), which works with an internal focus design to provide smooth and quiet focusing. Also, it has a zoom lock switch to prevent lens creep when not in use. Other benefits of this lens include a minimum focus distance of 15" and a seven-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

Covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, this standard full-frame 28-75mm zoom will serve as a relatively compact all-around lens choice, covering a variety of different shooting scenarios. It can also be used on APS-C cameras where it has an equivalent focal length of 42-112.5mm.
A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
Three 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.
Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
By incorporating a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) unit into the lens itself to drive the focusing element group, this lens is able to deliver smoother, quieter, and faster performance than coupled systems. Also, the internal focusing design helps to achieve a minimum focus distance of 15".
A zoom lock switch prevents the lens barrel from accidentally extending when not in use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242776005

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 specs

Performance
Focal Length 28 - 75mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony A
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 75° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 14.96" / 38 cm
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.55
Optical Design 16 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.05 x 3.70" / 77.5 x 94 mm
Weight 1.24 lb / 565 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 4.6 x 4.5"

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 reviews

28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent alternative to the 24-70CZ 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.
Date published: 2011-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 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.
Date published: 2010-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be in Sony's G-series 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.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a highly regarded lens by pros. 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.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens value 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.
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid 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.
Date published: 2010-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lens replaqcement 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
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Glass 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
Date published: 2010-06-24
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