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What's Replacing the Sony 28mm F2?

Introduction

One of the first purchases I made when switching from my Canon 100D to the full frame Sony A7ii was the super compact Sony 28mm F2 prime lens. After reading plenty of reviews and watching many hours of YouTube videos I decided that it would be the perfect carry around lens for street and landscape photography, enabling me to get a wide enough view while having a fast aperture for low light situations.

The incredible Sony 28mm F2 lens - the perfect companion for any travel photographer

The incredible Sony 28mm F2 lens - the perfect companion for any travel photographer

Overall Impressions

So why have I decided to sell the 28mm? The simple answer is that the focal length is not wide enough for my needs. Due to having the incredibly sharp (the sharpest lens I have ever seen, pixel peepers dream) Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 for street photography, I really needed a wider focal length for my architecture and landscape photography needs.

Having been stuck to the face of my A7ii for the past six months, it was hard to part with such a versatile lens, I mean for £380 it really is the biggest bang for your buck for the Sony E-Mount cameras! Being incredibly sharp at the centers from F2.8 onwards, with F8 being its true sweet spot across the frame, I can truly recommend the lens to any travel photographer who wants to enhance on the portability of moving to a mirrorless setup. Here are some sample images that were taken with the Sony 28mm F2 during my ownership:

One of the first ever shots taken on the Sony 28mm F2 on the first day of ownership

One of the first ever shots taken on the Sony 28mm F2 on the first day of ownership

First Sandbanks sunset with the Sony 28mm F2 - Shot at F8 - 4s - ISO100

First Sandbanks sunset with the Sony 28mm F2 - Shot at F8 - 4s - ISO100

Such a great focal length and as you can see, incredibly sharp when stepped down to F8

Such a great focal length and as you can see, incredibly sharp when stepped down to F8

The Replacement

So what's going to be replacing the 28mm? All will be unveiled in the week as I take delivery of a very special super wide angle lens, can anyone guess?

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