Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review: A fast, affordable, high quality prime for your Sony A7 series camera


posted Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:10 PM EST


Back in March, Sony expanded their FE lens lineup with four new models, including the very compact, budget-friendly FE 28mm f/2.0 prime lens. Sitting slighly wider than their earlier FE 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss-branded prime, this 28mm lens remains similarly small and lightweight, while ringing up at a hefty price discount compared to the 35/2.8. The small size makes it a great option for a carry-everywhere, walkaround lens, plus the 28mm focal length is a great option for landscape and travel photography. With the bright f/2.0 aperture, the 28mm prime is also a nice choice for low-light shooting.

In our lab testing, the image quality from the Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 looks very good, though stopping down some really sharpens things up. Other optical characterisitcs such as distortion and vignetting can be a bit high, but in-camera corrections work well to clear these up. For all the details from our in-depth look at this lens, including image quality analysis as well as build quality characteristics and autofocus performance, head over to SLRgear for our Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 review!

Sony A7R: f/2.0, 1/5000s, ISO 100, +0.3 EV

Similar to the previous model, the Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 comes in at a very affordable price point around $448, including a lens hood. Check out Amazon, B&H or Adorama for more info on ordering. Buying this lens, or any other item, at one of these trusted affiliates helps support this site and keeps the reviews coming!

In the meantime, check out some sample photos below shot by our lens technician Rob Murray using our Sony A7R test camera. You can view more sample photos, plus download the full-resolution files, over at our Flickr page.

Sony A7R: f/4.0, 1/200s, ISO 400
Sony A7R: f/4.0, 1/800s, ISO 100, +1.0 EV

Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review