1. Reminder: Please user our affiliate links to get to your favorite stores for holiday shopping!

Don't always believe what you read.........

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by TedG954, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Well, in preparation for this season's Cleveland Adventure, and as a gift for my birthday (I'm a really good gift-giver), my new Sony FE28/2 just arrived.

    I took it out of the box, mounted it on my A7II, and stepped outside my door.

    If I would have just based my choice on the "terrible distortion" reviews, I may not have gotten this lens. I'm glad I didn't believe everything I read.

    Here are the first 3 photos ever taken. You can form your own opinion, but I think this combo is a real winner. (There is no post-processing, other than conversion from RAW and re-sizing)

    They were all taken at F2 ISO100 on a very overcast afternoon.

    DSC02736.
    DSC02737.
    DSC02738.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
    • Like Like x 9
  2. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    If you look close at the bottom photo..... just below dead-center, you can see our wild pea hen.
     
  3. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Hey Ted. I have the 28 too and I think it's a good lens. I mainly use it for indoor shots and use my 16-35 for landscapes.

    I'm curious. Is there a reason you chose f2 for these shots? I ask because I initially thought the images were soft in the corners, but when I read your settings I realized that DOF is playing a role in what I was seeing. which is expected at F2.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    The truth is....... I took it out of the box and didn't adjust anything. The lens was set on F2 from the factory and my camera was already set on ISO100. I totally agree with your assessment and I too believe it is more DOF than just being soft. It was about to rain so I didn't venture or shoot further.

    I purchased the lens for a downtown walk around. Street photos, etc. It's so small and compact.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    They look like real life to me...good deal
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

    349
    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    It's a good lens, if you like 28mm focal length. The distortion is corrected either in camera, or by the Raw converter, so it is really not a major problem.
    Good budget option, wish Sony would release more f1.8 or f2 lenses; I prefer 35 over 28:)
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

    332
    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Paul
    I have it too and think it's a great lens, small light and good IQ, lens corrections are done by LR.
    Most of the reviews I read were positive which is why I got it.

    Paul
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Distortion? What distortion?

    DSC02969.
    2-29-16 Elbo Room.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  9. Noor

    Noor TalkEmount Regular

    116
    Jan 25, 2016
    Noor Arnaout
    these images are probably corrected JPEGS , you will only see the distortion on the RAW files before processing !
     
  10. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf

    That was the point of the Elbo Room posting. It's the same picture in both posts. One is untouched and the second is "corrected".
     
    • Like Like x 1