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Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review
  
 
Phillip Reeve
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


I ran a test today and I think it performed quite well (if you exclude distortion).

I think Sony corrects CA for native lenses in their RAW files.



Sony_FE_2870_28mm_SonyA7_infinty by reevedata, on Flickr


Sony_FE_2870_35mm_SonyA7_infinty by reevedata, on Flickr


Sony_FE_2870_50mm_SonyA7_infinty by reevedata, on Flickr


Sony_FE_2870_70mm_SonyA7_infinty by reevedata, on Flickr

the full resolution images can be found at my flickr
Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS full resolution samples

Some real world images which can be found in full resolution in the set linked above:








Nov 22, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


+1
Havenīt taken too many shots with the lens till now, but my first impressions are the same as yours.
This lens is not stellar but a solid performer for a kitlens



Nov 22, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Thanks for the test, looks much better than some "useable" $4300 lens


Nov 22, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Hey Phillip, first, thank you for taking time to post all the samples.

If you get bored and/or have time, can you post a pic of how the lens looks on NEX-7 or 5N or ?? Maybe snap a sample picture or two?? Of course, only if you have time and I should add a pretty pretty please on top of that.

I am curious how it would fare as a zoom lens for NEX bodies. Since 18-55 OSS is decent in the 20's range, it would nicely overlap & give a useful short tele range for the long end of the zoom. And it's cheap.



Nov 22, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


I don't know if your real world examples are reliable Phillip, with your skills you make every photo look really nice


Nov 22, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


You're being very productive Phillip, impressive and informative. Thanks for posting this and the other posts the last days, appreciate it.


Nov 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Looks pretty decent to me. The lens seems to have a funny kind of ghosting though (doubled reflections of the brightly lit pole of the street light in the top left of the last picture).


Nov 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Thank you again, as suspected it's worth its price as kit zoom. What was ISO set to in these shots(there's no exif data)? When you have opportunity could you please make sample photos in daylight (low iso, f4-f11, similar to your sigma 24 shot [1])?

[1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/96189377@N08/10962011924



Nov 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Awesome shots, and you're showing that it can really perform.
I got mine today, with the kit lens, and I too, like it.



Nov 23, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Thank you Philip for another valuable and informative feedback.I'm especially pleased this time to see the FF "pop" in your real life evening street photos.


Nov 23, 2013 at 09:27 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


a quick comparison between the 28-70, the 50 MP ZE and the new 35mm 2.8 ZA
all pictures taken at f/5.6 on a7. 100% crops from center, midframe and corner
50MP mounted with metabone adapter






Nov 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Phillip Reeve
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Romain wrote:
a quick comparison between the 28-70, the 50 MP ZE and the new 35mm 2.8 ZA
all pictures taken at f/5.6 on a7. 100% crops from center, midframe and corner
50MP mounted with metabone adapter

Thanks for those!

Could you repeat the test against the MP @f/8? In my test it improved quite a bit @50mm once stopepd down to f/8.

Thanks,
Phillip


Edited on Nov 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM · View previous versions



Nov 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sony FE 3.5-5.6/28-70 OSS - Sony A7 - mini Review


Surprisingly good. The others are better but nevertheless this is no slouch. I've ordered an a7. I did think about the a7r but nothing I've seen convinces me that it offers a significant step up from the a7 for the Ģ400 price difference. I did try the 28-70 lens and, pleasant surprise though these pics are, I hated the build, the low mass and the general cheap, plasticky feel it has - don't get the feeling its built to last. I shall await the new 24-70/4 Zeiss FE with impatience.


Nov 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM





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