Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Light weight at only 167g / 5.9 oz
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| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 67mm and total length of 45mm when not extended. It weighs 167g / 5.9 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 and Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 has a filter thread of 41mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6:
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.
The Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
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 OSS in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 With Optical Image Stabilization
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.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
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 doesn't come with a lens hood.
Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6
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Top Alternatives of Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens
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