Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle

Last updated (18 July’10):
- Review by Kurtmunger

The Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle features 28mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 5 elements in 5 groups with Closest focusing distance at 1′ (30cm) and has a filter size of 49mm. The Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle lens weighs 7 ounces and it measures 2.56 inches in diameter and 1.56 inches long.

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Wide Angle Reviews

Kurtmunger reviews the Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle and writes;
“The Sony 28mm F/2.8 lens turned in a good performance. It’s small and light, and focuses very quickly. Light fall-off is very low, and the centers are pretty sharp at F/2.8, but hit max sharpness at F/4-5.6. The corners look real good at F/5.6. Color fringing can be a little strong, but that’s about the only real negative.”
rating: N/A

Alphamountworld reviews the Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle and writes;
“To me, I find the softer larger apertures a versatile quality, if I want sharp I simply stop down a bit. Its advantages outweigh its disadvantages about 3 to 1 overall so it is really hard to fault this lens. If you want a sharper lens and want to pay another $100.00 more retail, the 50mm 1.4 is available, but it doesn’t go nearly as wide which doesn’t make it as versatile as the Sony 28mm 2.8. Even more expensive is the 20mm prime at $559.00, which doesn’t serve too well as a portrait lens in general. “
rating: N/A

User Opinions

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Wide Angle User Reviews

great quality | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is perfect to keep in my photo supply bag. The lens is compact, easy to attach and fun to work with.” – by T. Odell

Excellent lens with an excellent price | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is sharp, even at f/2.8, has a great DOF and bokeh even though its aperture blades arent circular. On a APS-C sensor, this camera will yield a 42mm focal length, which sort of makes it a portrait lens rather than a wide angle, in APS-C sensors, you require a lens made specifically for that size of sensor if you need a wide angle. Despite that fact, this lens is great to work with indoors, its large aperture will help you get shots without a flash and will make portraits look stunning. This is a great lens if youre in a budget and you need a fast prime (fixed focal length lens), and even if youre not on a budget, this lens will yield beautiful results.” – by Diego Raigoza Nuñez

Very nice standard lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“Sharp, excellent color. All around lovely lens. Simple design. Light weight. Good price on sale. I like the hidden lens hood in it. There is not a whole lot more you can say about such a simple, low cost prime lens. “ – by J. Coates

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Samples

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Sample Photos

- Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Sample Photos @ Pixel-peeper.com
- Sony SAL-28F28 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
- Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Sample Photos @ Mylensdb.com

Manual

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle User Manual

- Download Sony SAL-28F28 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle User Manual (PDF – 326kb)

Features & Specifications

Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Feature & Specifications

Enjoy superb value from the Sony SAL 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle, an excellent choice for sharp, high-contrast shots whether you’re working indoors, shooting people in groups, or hoping to take panoramic shots of landscapes and urban scenes. The 28mm lens–which mounts easily on a Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 camera–provides a near-standard 42mm focal length (35mm equivalent), with wide-angle optics and a deep depth of field. The lens’s compact size and light weight, meanwhile, make it easy to carry when traveling or performing long shooting sessions. Finally, the lens includes a convenient built-in sliding lens hood that protects your optics and makes it faster to switch lenses.

* Focal length: 28mm (42mm 35mm equivalent)
* Filter diameter: 49mm
* Minimum focus distance: 1 foot
* Magnification: 0.13x
* Lens group elements: 5 groups and 5 elements
* Distance scale: Yes
* Distance encoder: No
* Depth of field: Yes
* Maximum aperture: f/2.8
* Minimum aperture: f/22
* Blades: 7 aperture blades
* Asperhic elements: No
* Lens type: Wide angle and wide-angle zoom
* Dimensions: 2.56 inches in diameter and 1.56 inches long
* Weight: 7 ounces


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