The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 and the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS is the longer of the two lenses at 95mm. The Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 with a length of 45mm is 50mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS also has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6's 67mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 and Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 weighs 167g, which means it is 259g (60%) lighter than the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS which has a weight of 426g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 and Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 has a focal range of 28-60mm and 2.1X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 90mm.
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm.