Sony just release FOUR new lenses for the Sony full frame system this week. They are available for preorder right now and will be available to ship as early as this month. We take a brief look at each one and see which is for who.
1) The Everyday Prime: Sony FE 28mm f/2 – $448 at Amazon
The least expensive lens released is the large f/2 aperture 28mm wide normal prime should really be in every Sony photographer’s camera bag. It is more versatile and less expensive than the already stellar Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2.8. And it is compatible with ultra-wide and fisheye converter add-on lenses. While I was still shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II, my favorite prime lens was the EF 28mm f/1.8. It was such a sleeper lens. So small, light, and inexpensive, yet with such a fast aperture. This one is Sony’s equivalent.
It also features a dust and moisture resistant design, 9-blade circular aperture, and ED glass elements with multicoating which reduces flare and ghosting. The linear actuator focusing mechanism ensures smooth and quiet AF for photography and videography.