The FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is the standard zoom for Sony's full frame E-mount mirrorless A7. It will also work on NEX cameras with APS-C sensors, on which it will offer a 42-105mm equivalent angle of view. It uses a linear motor for silent autofocus, and features 'Optical Steady Shot' image stabilisation.
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Full Frame E-Mount)
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|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||28–70 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony E (NEX)|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||3 aspheric elements, 1 ED glass element|
|Minimum focus||0.40 m (15.75″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||426 g (0.94 lb)|
|Diameter||73 mm (2.87″)|
|Length||95 mm (3.74″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH130|
Are the new Sony full frame FE lenses compatible with existing NEX cameras?
I'm in the market for a premium lens for my NEX-6, and so am interested in whether I should be buying FE lenses instead now, so that if I ever decide to upgrade to full frame Sony mirrorless in the future (which I think I probably would like to do), I wouldn't have to buy (as many) new lenses again.
Yes, FE E-Mount lenses are backwards-compatible with NEX E-Mount cameras. Continue Reading
Can't see why not. All it will do is to crop the centre of the lens down to the aps-c image circle. Much the same as the many ex-slr MF lenses have been doing since the NEX was knee high. Buying new apc-c image circle lenses from now on seems more than silly unless the buyer is intent forever sticking with aps-c format with the E mount. Continue Reading
Sony A6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm or A7 with 28-70mm
Hello everyone, I am looking for a smaller and lighter alternative to my D800E + 24-70mm walk around lens, and am looking at two different Sony cameras: Sony A6000 + Zeiss 16-70mm f4 OSS - (285g + 308g) Sony A7 + Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 - (474g + 295g) I understand that one is a crop sensor with a better lens, and the other one is a full frame with kit lens, but I was wondering which would be a nice combination for day walk, maybe short hike or just a camera to carry with? I haven't had any experience with either camera, except to try them in a store for a very short time (A6000 had 16-50 attached). I liked the EVF in A6000 better and those focus points are crazy. Many thanks in advance.
My girl wanted to go shopping so I couldn't resist to go in the photo store for a minute while she was looking for shoes or buying candles or something. I was looking at the A7 with the kit lens and it is a bit heaver and bulkier, mind you not for what your getting, but stil. The A6000 with te Zeiss 16-70mm is very sleek combination. Was able to do a few test shot and on 70 the bokeh is just silky smooth. Really lovely. I agree looking at the pictures that the images are sharper with the 16-70. So I guess for me it wil be the A6000. Nice and portable and with the right lenses just lovely IQ. More then enough for me. Continue Reading
A6000 with 16-70 all the way. It's a match made in heaven. Compact, light, better range and Zeiss lens. Cheaper too compared to A7 with kit. The only way I would go for A7 with kit is if I need 1 stop better low-light performance indoors. (but for that there are E24Z, Touit 32, E35, E50 all at f1.8 and all magnificent primes). P.S. If you want ultimate IQ but with A6000 like AF then skip current A7/R cameras and wait for next gen. They will most likely have A6000 AF implemented in them (hopefully). Continue Reading
If you want the convenience of a walk around setup, the smaller A6000 will definitely be easier to take everywhere. But coming from a D800E, the A7 should look mighty attractive - it is still a 'size-reduction', just of a lesser extreme. The A7 does not match the IQ of the D800E (the A7r does, but this is a harder-to-use 'walk-around' camera, as it lacks PDAF and EFC). Natively on the A7, you only have FE35/2.8 and FE55/1.8 as primes, and FE1635(rumored), FE2870 and FE70200/4(large&light). I recommend to simply 'go light' - start with nothing more than the A6000 with E1650 kit lens and the E35/1.8 OSS prime. Add in the HVL-F20M for bounce flash. This is a very versatile setup, and so much easier to take anywhere. Once you get used to the setup, start thinking about other lenses and usage. If you like a zoom lens, keep in mind that the E1650 or E1670 on the A6000 are roughly the same aperture as the FE2870 or FE2470 on the A7. That is, you gain a full stop by going to FF. The full ... Continue Reading
Is the kit lens that comes with the A7 on GearShop decent?
I apologize if this question has already been asked. I was wondering if the FE 28-70MM F3.5-5.6 was a good all-around lens if you will not be able to invest in anymore lenses for a while. I know Zeiss would probably be the preferred choice if you have the extra cash at the initial purchase, but if that's not possible would you go ahead and purchase this setup anyway, if you had no specific photography in mind until upgrading? Or do you think it may be better to go with a less expensive Sony mirrorless and invest in some better glass with the extra money? Also, I have some 52mm macro based filters left over from another camera, would using a 55-52mm adapter be a problem? I know it may be a noob question but I'm not familiar with filter adapters, especially going bigger to smaller. I was initially going to purchase the X-T1, but something about the A7 interests me, I don't think it's necessarily that it's a FF sensor either, would love to hear what you guys think about this camera. I ...
I have the kit lens and I think it isn't a bad lens at all. True, it doesn't have the ultimate sharpness of the Zeiss 55mm, which I have and which is awesome, but it is a decent lens and I like the OSS, which for me is real helpful. Here is a shot with it of West Point after a snow fall, which I took with it. West Point from the other side of the Hudson River Continue Reading