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

A perfect introductory lens, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS covers a versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range, making it suitable for general, everyday use. Despite being a typical kit lens, this zoom still incorporates a series of specialized elements that help to produce high sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity throughout the zoom range. Balancing the optics is a fast and quiet linear AF motor, as well as an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake when working handheld.

Applications: Typically thought of as a kit lens, this wide to short-tele zoom is a great first lens for general everyday shooting, travel, and walk-around applications. It is relatively lightweight, and the OSS means it's suitable for working in difficult lighting conditions, too.

Perks

+ Versatile focal length range
+ Lightweight design
+ OSS
+ Weather-sealed

Drawbacks

- Relatively slow
- Not the strongest optical performance
- Reduced focal length range compared to lenses starting at 24mm

Specs

Focal Length 28-70mm
Aperture Range f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
Optical Layout 9 elements, 8 groups (3 aspherical elements, 1 ED element)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 55mm
Dimensions 2.9 x 3.3" / 72.5 x 83mm

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