|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4° (35mm full frame)
53.6° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups, including 3 ASPH, 2 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||29 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Linear (Sony E)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø64 x 60 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant housing|
|Filter size:||49 mm|
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 49 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens is compatible with ultra-wide adapter SEL075UWC which "turns" this lens into 21 mm and fisheye adapter SEL057FEC which allows 180 degrees angle of view at effective focal length of 16 mm. Maximum aperture of each converter when mounted on the FE 28mm F.2 is F2.8 and F3.5 respectively. In a first for α lens converters, corresponding EXIF data for each adapter is generated when they are attached to the lens.
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
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