Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by asiafish
|asiafish#11053 date: Apr-18-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||35/2, 50/1.4|
|positive:||Sharp center wide open, all over at f5.6|
Small, light and excellent build
|negative:||Soft corners until f4|
|comment:||I really like this lens, and usually take it with me when I carry my A850, though the 35/2 is better and now that I own another, will likely carry it instead of the 28 and 50.|
This was a very inexpensive lens when new, but it doesn't show. Build quality is the same as my more expensive Minolta primes and the optical quality matches. Useable wide open, but stopped down to f5.6 or f8 you won't do any better at any price. As a primarily landscape and travel lens I'll trade wide-open sharpness for light weight, small size and excellent build quality any day.
I got mine for $50 and use it far more than my 24/2.8, which isn't any sharper at medium apertures.