Sony 28mm f2

I am not one of those online gear review guys that tell you to buy stuff. I just love sharing my thoughts about the gear I use.  

I started using mirrorless cameras 2 years ago with an Olympus E-P5. It was actually a funny story how it all started for me. I will write another blog post for that in the future. 

 

To cut the story short, it worked pretty well for me. I used the E-P5 almost everyday. Got some incredible results with it. I still have it as a back up camera with me when I travel.

Point Vicente Lighthouse. Palos Verdes, CA

Point Vicente Lighthouse. Palos Verdes, CA

 Last month I decided to buy a full frame Sony. I got the regular A7. It is the perfect portrait camera for me. It could get me used to the Sony Alpha system before they release the new A7rii or A9. Whatever the name is gonna be, the upcoming high resulotion A7x camera will be my main landscape camera soon. 

Sunset in Santa Monica, CA

Sunset in Santa Monica, CA

I had no native Sony lenses so I got a cheap adapter and started using with my Canon L lenses. They work pretty good in most situations. But... There are some issues. Canon lenses are big, autofocus is so slow and if there is a light source in the frame you sometimes get some weird flare. 

A couple enjoying the beach at Manhattan Beach, CA

A couple enjoying the beach at Manhattan Beach, CA

I immediately started checking the native Sony lenses. I wanted to get something small and lightweight as my first lens. Zeiss 35 f2.8 looked like the only good option available. I like 35mm focal lenght. I could get used to a little slow f2.8 aperture. Then I saw the new Sony 28mm f2. It wasn't a Zeiss. I was a little sceptical at the beginning. I heard so many bad things about the old sony NEX lenses in the past. But I needed something soon. I couldn't wait more. I ordered the lens 20 minutes after it was available on Amazon US.

So, I got the lens delivered 4 days ago. There is no other lens that I fell in love that quick. It is sharp, lightweight and feels amazing. Manual focusing is great even though it's focus by wire lens. The best part for me is how it handles the direct sunlight. It's unbeliavable. That must be a special coating.

One of the first images with my 28mm f2  

One of the first images with my 28mm f2  

Of course there are some downsides. Barrel  distotion is the most obvious one and I can get rid of it on Lightroom in 2 seconds. It is not an issue for me. Corner sharpness might not be excellent on f2. But I do not even consider that an issue.

Cutest car in Palos Verdes, CA

Cutest car in Palos Verdes, CA

I took all the pictures you see here in just a short amount of time. I can't wait to get this thing to a phototrip with me.

I needed an all purpose lens that could stay on my camera most of the time. I think I found what I dreamed of.

Check my Instagram acount for the future images. 

Have a great week!!!

Baris