Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Skidog2k3

reviewer#12206 date: Mar-24-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 50mm F1.7
Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6
Minolta AF 24mm F2.8
price paid:65 USD
positive:Cheap prime lens for your bag.
Good colors
Fast focus
2.8 Aperture
Solid build
negative:A bit soft wide open in the corners
Gimmicky hood (just ignore it)
comment:I jumped at this lens on ebay when I started to get a bit more serious about Photography and wanted some prime lenses. At $65 USD it was an easy decision to add this lens to my bag of tricks. Sadly, in my opinion, unless you have a full frame or take a lot of pictures at 42mm with your APS-C, this isn't a lens that is going to make it out of your bag much. Outside I usually have my 16-105 on, and switch to my 24 or 50 for low light indoor photography.

If you can find it, and afford the larger price tag pass this lens up for the Minolta AF 24mm F2.8. It's about $150 - 200 USD on ebay at a more useable focal length.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 138
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.64
  • build: 4.52
  • distortion: 4.28
  • flare control: 3.86
  • overall: 4.31
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