The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit Lens Trial

Some of you may know that I have just recently switched from shooting with Canon cameras to Sony. My main camera now is the Sony a7ii, I wanted to move to a full frame sized sensor and the mirrorless system seems like the way forward in terms of technology. You can see my full review of the Sony a7ii here.

I have mostly been shooting with my Canon lenses still, using a Commlite adapter on the front of my Sony. This is mainly because it costs a lot to buy all of my lenses again, when I still have perfectly good Canons ones.

forest landscape photo Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

For the time being I am sticking with my Canon lenses as I slowly migrate my lens collection to a Sony one.

When I purchased my Sony a7ii, I went for the kit package which includes the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens. The kit lens is a standard zoom lens with a focal range of 28-70mm, now this isn’t my usual focal range as I mostly shoot quite wide for landscapes.

I thought it would be a good starter lens as my first time using a Sony lens, however for the past 3 months or so since getting the camera I have rarely used the Sony lens.

Landscape Photography Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

For a challenge I have made for myself I have decided to shoot with the kit for the next 2 weeks exclusively. I thought it would be a great opportunity to really get to grips with the lens and get a feel of the Sony lenses compared to Canon ones.

So this video here is of my first day using the lens, my first impressions are that it is nice and lightweight and quick to focus. So things seem positive to begin with, take a look at the video for more of my thoughts on it.


I will continue to use the lens for the next 2 weeks and write up a blog post about my overall impresion once I have put it through its paces with real world usage.