Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by SakuTT
|SakuTT#9999 date: Mar-6-2012|
flare control: 2
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||-Minolta 50mm 1.7|
-Sony 50mm 1.8 DT
|price paid:||110 € (used)|
|comment:||Nice lens if you´re on a budget. You can find ´em easily on ebay. And it doesn´t loose it´s value anymore and it´s easy to sell. Good buy.|
Fast 2.8 aperture. Distortion not a problem. Flaring can be. Famous for it´s ridicilous built in hood. The hood is absolutely useless. Build is all metal, so it feels very solid. Small, so it doesn´t take that much space on your camera bag.
I don´t do much pixel peeping, but seems almost as sharp as the Minolta´s 50mm 1.7.
Focus speed isn´t so fast. It isn´t slow, but it´s just not fast for a prime. 50mm is faster.
Sold mine after purchasing the 15-30mm Sigma. It just wasn´t wide enough (or fast enough) to make it useful. Because of the crop factor works on aps-c sensor like a 50mm on FF.
I would recommend it on APS-C, not so much on FF. But almost worth buying for because of the worst hood design of the history of cameras.