Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS 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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS 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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a maximum diameter of 73mm and total length of 83mm when not extended. It weighs 295g / 10.4 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS and Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a filter thread of 55mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS:
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a focal range of 28-70mm and 2.5X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 105mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS 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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.4m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 70mm .
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 8 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspheric elements
- 1 ED glass element
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH130.
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