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28-75mm F2.8 SAM A
You will find information on using each lens in this manual. Precautions
common to lenses, such as notes on use will be found in “Precautions
before using” on a separate sheet. Be sure to read both documents before
using the lens.
This lens is designed for A-mount, which can be used on Sony α cameras.
Notes on use
When using this lens with an E-mount camera, attach a separately sold Mount
Adaptor. Do not attach the lens directly to the E-mount camera or you may
When you carry the camera with the lens attached, make sure to hold both the
camera and the lens steadily.
Do not hold by the part of the lens that protrudes when zooming.
Precautions for flash use
When using a built-in camera flash, make sure to remove the lens hood and
shoot from at least 1m (3.3 feet) away from your subject. With certain of lens/
flash combinations, the lens may partially block the light of the flash, resulting in
a shadow at the bottom of the picture.
When you use lens, the corners of the screen become darker than the center. To
reduce this phenomena (called vignetting), close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops.
Names of parts
1…Focusing ring 2…Zoom ring
3…Zoom lock switch 4…Lens contacts
5…Lens hood index 6…Distance scale
7…Distance index 8…Focal-length scale 9…Focal-length index
10…Focusing mode switch 11…Mounting index
Attaching/detaching the lens
To attach the lens (See illustration
1 Remove the rear and front lens caps and the camera body
You can attach/detach the front lens cap in two ways, (1) and (2). When
you attach/detach the lens cap with the lens hood attached, use method (2).
2 Align the orange index on the lens barrel with the orange
index on the camera (mounting index), then insert the lens
into the camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks.
Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens.
Do not mount the lens at an angle.
To remove the lens (See illustration
While pressing and holding the lens release button on the camera,
rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens.
Attaching lens hood
It is recommended that you use a lens hood to reduce flare and ensure
maximum image quality.
Align the red line on the lens hood with the red line on the lens (Lens
hood index). Turn the hood clockwise until the red line on the lens
meets the red dot on the hood and it clicks into place.
Attach the lens hood properly. Otherwise, the lens hood may interfere with the
desired effect or may appear in pictures.
When storing, turn over the lens hood and place it onto the lens backwards.
Rotate the zooming ring to the desired focal length.
This prevents the lens barrel from extending due to the weight of the lens
while it is carried.
Slide the zoom lock switch to lock. To unlock, slide the zoom lock switch
( ) (mm) ( mm)
(approx., mm (in.))
42-112.5 14-16 75°-32° 54°-21°
0.22 f/32 67
(3 1/8 ×3 3/4)
1 35mm 2 APS-C
1 1 1 1
The value for the equivalent 35mm-format focal length is based on Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras equipped with an APS-C sized image sensor.
The value of angle of view 1 is based on 35mm-format cameras, and that of angle of view 2 is based on Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras equipped with an APS-C sized
Minimum focus is the distance from the image sensor to the subject.
This lens is equipped with a distance encoder. The distance encoder allows more accurate measurement (ADI) by employing a flash for the process.
Depending on the lens mechanism, the focal length may change with any change of the shooting distance. The focal length assumes the lens is focused at infinity.
Lens (1), Lens front cap (1), Lens rear cap (1), Lens hood (1), Set of printed documentation
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2009 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
28-75mm F2.8 SAM
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When using auto focus, the camera adjusts the focus automatically.
While the camera is focusing automatically, do not touch the rotating focusing
The camera’s direct manual focus function cannot be used with this lens. (Some
cameras do not have the direct manual focus function. If your camera has this
function, this restriction is explained in the section on focusing, in your camera’s
You cannot switch between AF/MF mode with the AF/MF button on the
camera. (Depending on the camera, the AF/MF button may not exist. If your
camera has this function, this restriction is explained in the section on focusing,
in your camera’s instruction manual.)
In MF, turn the focusing ring to adjust the focus while looking through the
viewfinder, etc. (See illustration .)
To switch AF (Auto Focus)/MF (Manual Focus) mode
You can switch between AF (automatic focus) and MF (manual focus) with
the focusing mode switch on the lens. Make sure to set the focusing mode
switch (lever) on the camera to AF.
Make sure to set the focusing mode switch to MF for manual focus. Do not
rotate the focusing ring without setting to MF. Rotating the focusing ring
forcibly without switching to MF may damage the focusing ring.
For Lens model 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, the focusing ring rotates the opposite way
than on standard A-mount lenses.
To shoot a subject at infinite distance in MF mode
The focusing mechanism turns slightly past infinity to provide accurate
focusing under various operating temperatures. Always confirm the image
sharpness through the viewfinder, etc., especially when the lens is focused