Kit lens

Kit lens

Just over a month ago I rented the new Sony A7iii with a couple of Canon lens adapters to see if it would be worth making the jump to Sony with my existing Canon glass. It is safe to say the Sony blew me away, and I ordered one… which was back-ordered but finally arrived yesterday 🙂

One of the minor bugs was that with the adapters the autofocus didn’t work worth a damn when shooting video, but as I am 99% a stills shooter that really didn’t bother me. However when I was ordering  the camera I noticed that the bundle with the 28-70 kit lens was only $200 more (the lens is $400 on its own), and I decided that it would probably be a good idea to grab it so that I have a native lens in case I want to shoot more video in the future.

So first thing this morning I decided take a walk around with the kit lens to see what it can do- and I gotta say I’m quite impressed! The kit lens (Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS) is not particularly fast, has a variable aperture, and is not quite as wide as I’m used to, so I think I will mostly stick to my Tamron EF 24-70 f/2.8 with the Metabones adapter; but it performs remarkably well for all that. Here are a few test shots- the first one of Holly is a jpg straight out of the camera I took just to make sure it works, the rest are RAW but with almost no post-processing…

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