Sony announces the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6

Alongside the a7C, a new full-frame, mirrorless Sony camera, Sony also announced the new FE 28-60mm F4-5.6. The company claims this lens is the “smallest and lightest” full-frame zoom lens with “high image quality.”

It seems fitting that Sony would release a compact lens alongside the a7C, which is positioned to be a compact full-frame mirrorless camera. “The new FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 offers the world’s smallest and lightest form factor in a standard zoom lens,” according to Sony. “[The lens] delivering high optical performance that achieves the high-resolution depiction of full-frame everywhere in the image.”

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 overview

Sony says the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6’s optimal arrangement of its three aspherical lens elements allow it to suppress aberrations throughout the zoom range. This should result in high resolutions. It features a minimum focus distance of 0.99 foot (0.3m) to 1.48 feet (0.45m). It should lend itself to close-up shooting or vlogging.

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6
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Autofocus

The FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 features Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF with a linear motor. It also features an internal focus design, leaving the lens unchanged with focus motion and close-up shots.

FE 28-60mm F4-5.6’s design

The lens weighs 5.9oz (167g) and measures out at 2.6 inches dia. x 1.8 inches length (66.6 mm dia. x 45 mm length). Its mechanical and optimal optical design features a retracting structure as well. So, it looks like the lens is light enough and compact enough to carry around. Sony is confident the lens can be used for everyday shooting to scenery, portraits, and travel. Essentially, it’s a on-the-go lens. It’s also dust and moisture resistant, which is important for a lens you plan to travel with. Additionally, the lens accepts a variety of 40.5 mm filters.

Pricing and availability

You can pre-order the Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5 today for about $500.

Image courtesy: Sony

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