Overall Rating:

4

Sony FE 28mm f/2


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Price as Reviewed:

£400.00

The FE 28mm f/2, the smallest of Sony’s latest round of FE lenses, is well worth considering, as Andy Westlake finds out

Test Results: Shading and Distortion

Shading

With shading compensation turned off, the 28mm gives extremely marked vignetting, at more than 2 stops in the corners at f/2 on full frame. Stopping down to f/4 reduces this to about 0.8 stops, beyond which there’s no further improvement. Turning on vignetting compensation essentially eliminates any visible shading effect.

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/2.8

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/2.8

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/4

Sony FE 28mm f/2 shading at f/4

Distortion

Like other CSC lenses the 28mm uses software distortion correction as an integral component of its optical design. This means that JPEG images exhibit essentially no distortion, but uncorrected raw files will show strong barrel distortion. However this is easily corrected during raw conversion, preferably using a specific profile for the lens.

Sony FE 28mm f/2 distortion, JPEG (corrected)

Sony FE 28mm f/2 distortion, JPEG (corrected)

Sony FE 28mm f/2 distortion, raw (uncorrected)

Sony FE 28mm f/2 distortion, raw (uncorrected)

  • Filter diameter: 49mm
  • Lens elements : 9
  • Groups: 8
  • Diaphragm blades : 9
  • Aperture: f/2-22
  • Minimum focus: 29cm
  • Length: 60mm
  • Diameter: 64mm
  • Weight: 200g
  • Mount: Sony E

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