Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Fivepin

reviewer#10810 date: Dec-31-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:105 sigma macro
85 Sony Sam
50 Minolta
35 Sony Sam
price paid:220 CAD
Light weight
Small size
Solid build
negative:No new version
Slight purple fringe wide open
comment:This little lens is a gem. Sharp from corner to corner. The contrast on this lens is excellent. Sharp wide open. Slight purple fringing if high contrast backgrounds are being shot but it is very minor. for the price I paid I didn't need another prime but couldn't resist trying it. I am in Arizona on holiday and have shot about 300 photos with it this week. Amazing is all I can say. It's my new favorite prime. The focus is very very fast on a77. If you see one and enjoy primes don't hesitate. Grab it and fall in love.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 138
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.66
  • distortion: 4.91
  • flare control: 4.43
  • overall: 4.72
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