Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7 IV, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A1.
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 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A7 IV, Sony A1 and Sony A7c.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS CZ in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.16x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. 0.16x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 60mm .
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6's optical formula consists of 8 elements in 7 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 aspherical elements.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is available in Black color.
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