The Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens is a relatively new addition to the Sony E-Mount lineup. The "FE" designation means that this lens works well with both full frame and APS-C Sony E-Mount cameras. Unlike the 90mm macro and 35mm f/1.4 lenses I reviewed recently, the Sony FE 28/2 is relatively affordable, selling for $448 (USD) at the time of this review. It also differs in terms of size and weight, being much smaller and lighter than those other two lenses. Finally, I should note that Sony sells two conversion lenses for the 28/2, one of which turns it into a 21mm ultra-wide, and the other which converts it to a 16mm fisheye. Key specifications: Focal Length: 28mm Equivalent on APS-C Format: 42 mm Aperture Maximum: f/2 Minimum: f/22 Camera Mount Type: Sony E (Full-Frame) Minimum Focus Distance: 11.42" (29 cm) Magnification: 0.13x Elements/Groups: 9/8 Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded Image Stabilization: No Autofocus: Yes Filter Thread Front: 49 mm Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.52 x 2.36" (64.01 x 59.94 mm) Weight: 7.05 oz (200 g) Current pricing/availability: Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens SEL28F20 B&H Photo Video See the brief video below for my impressions of lens build quality, features, and performance: You can click through any of the images in this review to see full-resolution captures from my A7II. 28mm is a great focal length for indoor people photography, and f/2 is more than fast enough to get the job done in natural light with the latest sensors. Fortunately, this lens has plenty of center sharpness to be usable at that aperture. ƒ/2.0 28.0 mm 1/60 500 28mm is also great for tight framing with a bit of close up distortion but still a natural look. No problems quickly locking focus at tight range to get this shot: ƒ/2.0 28.0 mm 1/60 320 Of course, many will want to use 28mm for landscape and architecture. One small weakness of this lens is that it has moderate (average) barrel distortion. Fortunately this gets automatically corrected by in-camera JPEG as well as most major RAW converters (including Lightroom and Capture One). Unfortunatly this distortion correction comes at this cost of a tiny bit of edge / corner sharpness. Still there is lots of detail throughout the frame from f/4 onwards. ƒ/9.0 28.0 mm 1/160 100 ƒ/4.0 28.0 mm 1/60 100 ƒ/7.1 28.0 mm 1/100 100 ƒ/7.1 28.0 mm 1/100 100 You can see some color fringing from lateral (red/blue) and longitudinal (green/purple) chromatic aberration in this next image. Nothing too serious and easily correctable in post when using any of the popular image processing programs. ƒ/5.6 28.0 mm 1/200 100 28mm is a natural focal length for street / documentary photography. I'd love to have seen a clutch for manual focus mode with a distance scale for zone focus with this lens. That said, the size is discreet, and autofocus is fast, sure, and quiet. ƒ/8.0 28.0 mm 1/125 100 The FE 28/2 offers plenty of pop at moderate apertures: ƒ/4.0 28.0 mm 1/800 100 ƒ/2.8 28.0 mm 1/500 100 For my tastes, bokeh is pleasing if occasionally edgy at f/2 and always well behaved by f/2.8. ƒ/2.8 28.0 mm 1/1000 100 ƒ/2.8 28.0 mm 1/2000 100 To wrap up the pics, I'll make another plug here for family photography. A 28mm lens with good speed and close up range (12" minimum focus distance for this lens) can find a lot of use in and around the kids. ƒ/2.0 28.0 mm 1/60 100 ƒ/2.2 28.0 mm 1/500 100 ƒ/2.5 28.0 mm 1/200 100 So am I going to pick this lens up? The answer is no, but that's only a function of focal length. My basic needs are met by a 35mm lens and an 85mm lens. There was a time when I was more of a 28/50/100 guy, and if that were still the case, this is the second lens I'd buy after the incredible FE55. The FE 28/2 has a lot to offer. It's very sharp, bright, has pleasing character, small size, light weight, quick and quiet autofocus, excellent close-range ability, and comes with a very reasonable price tag. Minor cons include an average amount of barrel distortion, some edge softness at apertures larger than f/4, and an average amount of color fringing. If you like the 28mm focal length, it's really a bit of a no-brainer. Link to download all RAW files from this review: 28mm-RAW.zip Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens pricing / availability: Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens SEL28F20 B&H Photo Video PS - If you like the reviews, please use the "Share This Page" buttons at the bottom (Facebook, G+, Twitter). They help improve the search rankings of our reviews so that others can find them. Thanks!