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Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 E-Mount Prime Lens

  • mfr: SEL28F20
  • SKU: SEL28F20
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  • ​Focal length: 22mm
  • Aperture range: f/2-22​
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • Full-frame format
  • Aspherical, AA, and ED elements
  • Linear actuator Autofocus system
  • Internal focus; physical MF ring
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Compatible with Ultra-Wide and Fisheye converters 
  • Circular 9-blade diaphragm

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Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 E-Mount Prime Lens

An excellent choice as a second lens, this full-frame 28mm wide-angle prime features a bright f/2 maximum aperture and outstanding overall optical performance. Advanced optics and coatings with a 9-blade circular aperture deliver beautiful images. Internal focusing on a fast and quite linear actuator makes this lens ideal for both still and movie. A wide-angle lens refers to a lens whose focal length shorter than a normal lens for a given picture plane. A wide-angle lens allows for more of the scene to be included in your picture. Wide-angle lenses allows for the photographer to get creative with the depth of field since the background can be made to look expansive and these lenses are great for scenic landscape photography, architecture and interior photography.

Extra-Low Dispersion Glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

Aspherical Lens Elements

Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped aspherical elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight.

Linear Actuator

A precision linear actuator built into the lens drives the focusing mechanism smoothly and quietly, and inner focus means that the lens does not extend while focusing. Quiet operation and stable handling are significant advantages when shooting movies.

Internal Focusing

Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter. 

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.


Weight 7.1 oz (200 g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/2.0
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 28mm
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Angle of view 75 °
Minimum Focus Distance 0.96' 0.29 m
Focus Type Auto
Diaphragm Blades 9, Circular
Fixed Focal Length 28mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Wide Angle
Special Designs Macro


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Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 E-mount Prime Lens

Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 E-Mount Prime Lens SKU: SEL28F20

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value for the cost. I bought this lens one year ago and I have no regrets.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this little lens! I just bought this lens to add to my collection and I simply love it. It's a tiny bit soft in the corners, but for the size, quick and silent auto focus and portability you can't beat it. I was a little worried about the 28mm focal length, but it ends up just wide enough (and fast enough) for perfect indoor shots of my kids. I shoot with an A9 because I need something as fast as my kids and I rarely miss a shot with this lens attached.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality with a price for an amateur Very fast focusing and excellent in low light. Great photos even when I use the digital zoom on my Sony a6000 and a full frame lens using a APC sensor. Small size which fits in my bag. If asked I will recommend this lens.
Date published: 2020-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet lens I bought this lens a few months ago for astrophotography and other and it does is remarkable for sharpness!! as far as astrophotography, I have shot just a few but am a beginner so I can't leave great photo's but a pro could get much better than myself!
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flyweight Champ Very light weight makes it ideal for hikes. Quiet and super fast focus on the A7iii. Image quality is great for the cost, not as sharp as the Zeiss and Sony G series, but pretty darn good. Wide open aperture is a little softer, but by 2.8 its sharpened up. Good bokeh. Very good on the flare and coma. The only con - astrophotography is hard with this lens due to the in-camera manual focus (clutch). There is no way to find set point and mark it on the body, so you are having to fine tune it every time. I had to make a Bahtinov focusing mask to help speed up the process. I've attached some examples (no lens correction or noise reduction)
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Prime Lens I purchased this product on the 15th of August to be a prime lens with my brand new AR7 III. I didn't have a lot of funds after purchasing the camera body and since I am using my camera primarily for video I decided the best way to get started was with a prime lens. I am extremely pleased with the results. Using an ND 8 filter, I am able to shoot almost exclusively in the F2 range never going beyond F2.8 under full sun conditions. This lens also kills in low-light situations. A few nights ago I was listening to a podcast on how to configure settings for my camera. I had the camera in front of me, and I decided to let it record as I was playing with the settings. The only light in the room was coming from my computer monitor. I started playing with the settings and once I adjusted the shutter speed the camera could clearly show what the rest of the room looked like including a resin statue with a lot of detail. The picture clearly showed the darkness along with everything in the darkness. I couple of classmates got to see this video, and they were like "Holy smoke your camera does night vision!" I recommend the following things to get more mileage out of this lens: 1. Invest in a UV and Polarizing filter (the lens is a 49 mm lens). 2. Get yourself a ND filter set: at least ND8, ND32, and ND 64. These will serve you well when you are shooting in full sun because they will let you keep your aperture open at its maximum setting. 3. Take advantage of the hood that comes with lens. 4. When shooting at night don't use any of the ND lenses, consider the Polarizing filter. 5. Definitely use a tripod, rig or gimble when shooting with this lens because it doesn't have image stabilization.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for street photography Clarity across. I was disappointed at first until I realized that not all software reads raw images the same. ACDSee for example opens the raw image but the image is slightly blurred compared to the JPG that I thought I had a camera or lens problem. Then I used Capture One software for Sony Cameras and the images are crisp and clean and when converting from raw to JPG is excellent using Capture One. Just keep that in mind.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but has a clunk noise to it when focusing I use it on my a6000 and the pictures are sharp but there is a noticeable clunking noise. Not sure if that is normal but the images are great.
Date published: 2017-03-30
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