Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens Announced, Priced $498, Available for Pre-Order

Along with the Sony A7C (B&H/ Adorama), Sony also announced Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Lens, featuring 167g (5.9oz) and 45mm (1.8″) , a linear AF motor , three aspherical elements, with Sony promising high resolution corner-to-corner. The minimum focus distance is 0.3m (11.8″) and the max magnification is 0.16x. The lens is weather and dust resistant. This new lens costs $498, available for Pre-Order at Adorama.

The World’s Smallest and Lightest Full-frame Zoom Lens with High Image Quality.

The new FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 offers the world’s smallest and lightest form factor in a standard zoom lens, delivering high optical performance that achieves the high-resolution depiction of full-frame everywhere in the image. Optimal arrangement of the three aspherical lens elements effectively suppresses aberrations throughout the zoom range and realizes high resolution from corner to corner. A minimum focus distance of 0.99 foot (0.3m) (wide-angle) to 1.48 feet (0.45m) (telephoto) delivers close-up capability, making it perfect for everyday use or vlogging with a gimbal or grip.

Ergonomic Design, High Powered.

At 5.9oz (167g) and 2.6 inches dia. x 1.8 inches length (66.6 mm dia. x 45 mm length), along with its mechanical and optimal optical design that features a retracting structure, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 achieves unrivaled compactness and lightness, allowing users to easily carry it all the time. From everyday shooting to scenery, portraits and travel, it’s the ideal lens for any type of on-the-go shooting in a wide variety of environments. When combined with the Alpha 7C, the combination achieves uncompromising full-frame performance with the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system. Even with its compact size and lightweight, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is dust and moisture resistant and accepts a variety of 40.5mm filters.

sony FE28-60mm lens

For Serious Content Creators.

The FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 delivers high-speed, high-accuracy AF allowing for Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, using a linear motor. In addition to Sony’s advanced AF capabilities, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 features an internal focus design which leaves the lens length unchanged with focus motion and close-up shots, enabling users to easily capture a wide variety of content from regular movie shooting to comfortable vlogging.

Below are the detailed specifications of Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 28–60 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4–5.6
Minimum aperture F22–32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 8
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.30 m (11.81)
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 167 g (0.37 lb)
Diameter 67 mm (2.64)
Length 45 mm (1.77)
Materials Composite
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Filter thread 40.5 mm
Hood supplied No

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