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Keywords: Sony Wide Mid Tele Zoom A-Mount 35mm SAM


Registered: October 2006
Posts: 1
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875 review by harmar
Review Date: 10/1/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $800.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Nice range for FF, very sharp at center, accurate focus, good flare control
Cons: Very soft at edges, Price, no sealing, slight vignet

A very good travel lens on FF, excellent sharpness at center at all apertures, but somehow soft on edges, very soft at wide apertures, a bit less when stopped down. Color rendition is excellent, has a very good flare control, but vignetting is apparent (though fixable with processing).
If you need to take just one lens for a trip, then this is quite a good choice.
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Registered: November 2011
Posts: 1
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875 review by Flash Gorden
Review Date: 11/22/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $699.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Not to heavy - very sharp at all focal lengths and corner to corner at all focal lengths
Cons: Very difficult to find the critical focus to attain the potential of the lens

I wanted a prime 45mm for use on the Sony a-900 and was unable to find one .

I checked the SLR GEAR lens tests for the Tamron 28-75 mm zoom and I was very impressed .

I also discovered that the Tamron 28-75 mm f2.8 crosses the zero distortion very near to it's 45mm setting , so I decided to Buy the lens .

The lens will focus , probably as well as any when using the autofocus mode .

My problem is that I want very exact focus near the end of the format , and this does not offer any focus sensor so far fron the center of the frame .

For a zoom lens I believe this lens is performing as well or even with more IQ than most prime lenses , even wide open it amazes .

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 31
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875 review by MartinM
Review Date: 5/28/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $900.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Weight, Size, Aperture 2.8, Wide Angle on FF
Cons: Price, Cheap distance scale

I bought this together with my Alpha 850. Sure its not the quality of the Zeiss 24-70 neither it has the wide angle of 24mm. It is a good standard zoom. I had the Minolta 28-75 on my A300. The 28mm were not appropriate on APS-C. On FF this is a complete different story.

The price is insane, like lot of the Sony lenses.


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