28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Constant Aperture Zoom Lens
I got this lens with my new Sony NEX VG 900 it was way over priced and the quality of this lens is not very good. I would have rather got a different lens with my camera.
September 10, 2013
Best lens for the price!!!
I bought a99 and this lens back in December and got the camera in 2 days. According to the shipping date i was suppose to get the lens on Dec 18, then it changed to Dec 28th. Finally i got my lens Feb 23rd, yes talk about luck.....I am an amateur and this is my first ever camera and lens combination. So far i am impressed with the picture quality. The built quality is average, has the old SAM focusing motor, but i don't mind it because for the price i paid, this lens is amazing. Plus Sony took off $200 from the bill for the long delay.
February 26, 2013
I've used this since 2010 with my alpha 850 and they are a fantastic match. I don't need another lens for most shooting. Match this with a longer reach telephoto zoom and you've got all the lenses you need. Great with close-up work and it is so fast (coupled with the camera) that I seldom need to pull out a flash. Highly recommended.
July 7, 2012
Great APSC walk around lense for the price
I am using the sony a55 for taking photos and for video. This lense has great build quality, rugged, takes great photos with clean clarity and contrast and for video i have used this one predominately for a documentary and with the sony a55 it works nice. The only real issue is that if there is fading light and in some night time shots and video, the lense will absolutely hunt in and out of frame, have tons of noise, and drain your battery pretty quick from the hunting. I do portrait, landscape, and artistic shots, but i do know its limits. This lense will also definately make you abetter photographer since you will have to pay attention in getting to know the setting for certain shots and when it works best. FOr instance, if I am doing a portrait shot then switch to a prime or macro, but if you want a lense that you can use for walking around inside and out with more than minimal light, this lense rocks and makes things much easier than all the switching around of lenses and at a price that is affordable. So if you are not a pro and are watching your coin, go ahead and dream of the zeiss 24 to 70 but save the money and use this one and I promise you willbe more than happy.
January 7, 2012