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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875

 
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28-75mm $848
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(From Sony lens literature) Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM. A high quality, wide aperture zoom lens covering versatile range of focal lengths from wide angle to medium telephoto. Gives superb results with Digital SLR cameras using full-frame sensor. Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) for smooth AF operation.

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875 User Reviews

8.7/10 average of 3 reviews Build Quality 8.3/10 Image Quality 9.0/10
  • 8 out of 10 points and recommended by (1 reviews)
    Nice range for FF, very sharp at center, accurate focus, good flare control
    Very soft at edges, Price, no sealing, slight vignet

    A very good travel lens on FF, excellent sharpness at center at all apertures, but somehow soft on edges, very soft at wide apertures, a bit less when stopped down. Color rendition is excellent, has a very good flare control, but vignetting is apparent (though fixable with processing).
    If you need to take just one lens for a trip, then this is quite a good choice.

    reviewed October 1st, 2013 (purchased for $800)
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by (1 reviews)
    Not to heavy - very sharp at all focal lengths and corner to corner at all focal lengths
    Very difficult to find the critical focus to attain the potential of the lens

    I wanted a prime 45mm for use on the Sony a-900 and was unable to find one .

    I checked the SLR GEAR lens tests for the Tamron 28-75 mm zoom and I was very impressed .

    I also discovered that the Tamron 28-75 mm f2.8 crosses the zero distortion very near to it's 45mm setting , so I decided to Buy the lens .

    The lens will focus , probably as well as any when using the autofocus mode .

    My problem is that I want very exact focus near the end of the format , and this does not offer any focus sensor so far fron the center of the frame .

    For a zoom lens I believe this lens is performing as well or even with more IQ than most prime lenses , even wide open it amazes .

    reviewed November 22nd, 2011 (purchased for $699)
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by (31 reviews)
    Weight, Size, Aperture 2.8, Wide Angle on FF
    Price, Cheap distance scale

    I bought this together with my Alpha 850. Sure its not the quality of the Zeiss 24-70 neither it has the wide angle of 24mm. It is a good standard zoom. I had the Minolta 28-75 on my A300. The 28mm were not appropriate on APS-C. On FF this is a complete different story.

    The price is insane, like lot of the Sony lenses.

    reviewed May 28th, 2010 (purchased for $900)