I discussed the potential appeal of the about $2498 Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS a few weeks ago, as an all-arounder even for stills. It is a lens designed for video work, and constructed accordingly, including a monster lens shade and tripod foot. I found that I really liked some of its operational characteristics (except for one), and it is not nearly as heavy as its size might imply. It is both autofocus and with optical stabilization too.
I set out for some exploratory shots in my backyard, only to discover that a great deal to learn was found right there in the first ad-hoc shots: sharpness, distortion, focus shift and so on.
- Overview of Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS
- Focus Shift Aperture Series@ 28mm: Cat On Desk at Sunset (A7R II)
- Focus Shift Aperture Series@ 38mm: Picnic Table (A7R II)
- Focus Shift @ 31mm: Olympic Bar (A7R II)
- Focus Shift @ 50mm: Bicycle Drivetrain (A7R II)
- Focus Shift Aperture Series @ 83mm: Dolls (A7R II)
- Aperture Series @ 135mm: Dolls (A7R II)
Potential buyers of this lens should consider this evaluation a must-read.