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

Released alongside the Alpha a7C, the FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 is an equally compact lens built for travel shooting and everyday use. Despite its smaller-than-usual zoom range, this lens makes up for it with a noticeably sleeker profile and a retractable design for great portability. Optically, it uses three aspherical elements to reduce distortion and improve sharpness, and it also sports a linear AF motor and internal focusing mechanism for responsive performance. Additionally, it’s weather sealed for all-weather use.

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

Applications: Covering a range of some of the most oft-used focal lengths, this zoom is great for everyday and travel shooting, especially due to its sleek size and retractable profile for maximum portability. The 28-60mm range is well suited to everything from street shooting to portraiture to landscapes but, without OSS, will rely on in-body IS or daylight conditions for optimum shooting conditions.

Perks

+ Versatile focal length range

+ Especially compact and lightweight

+ Retractable design for portability when not in use

+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

- Relatively slow

- Not the strongest optical performance

- Reduced focal length range compared to 24-70mm or 24-105mm lenses

- No OSS

Specs

Focal Length 28-60mm
Aperture Range f/4-5.6 to f/22-32
Optical Layout 9 elements, 8 groups (3 aspherical elements)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.16x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 40.5mm
Dimensions 2.6 x 1.8" / 66.6 x 45mm
Weight 5.9 oz / 167 g

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