77points

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

80points

Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
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25 facts in comparison

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS vs Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
77
points
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
80
points
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Why is Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS better than Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 0.07x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.19xvs0.12x
  • Is a telephoto lens
    ?
  • 7mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    28mmvs35mm
  • 35mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    70mmvs35mm
  • 40° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    23°vs63°
  • 1.5x greater zoom range
    ?

    2.5xvs1x

Why is Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* better than Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS?

  • Can focus to infinity
    ?
  • 2.8f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    2.8fvs5.6f
  • 175g lighter
    120gvs295g
  • 20% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/2.80 vs3.5f
  • 0.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.35mvs0.4m
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • Has or is a prime lens
    ?
  • 9° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    63°vs54°

Price comparison

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
2.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
3.weight
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Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

295g

120g

4.has or is a prime lens
?

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
5.Includes lens hood
?

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
6.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
2.maximum angle of view
?

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

54°

63°

3.minimum angle of view
?

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

23°

63°

4.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.19x

0.12x

5.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

2.5x

1x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

5.6f

2.8f

2.wide aperture (main camera)
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/3.50

f/2.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

22f

5.aperture blades
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The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

7

6.Has rounded aperture blades
?

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
2.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
3.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.4m

0.35m

4.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

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