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

reviewer#11144 date: May-28-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:
price paid:
positive:Great colours
Integral hood
Razor sharp at f/8
Sharp enough at f/2.8
negative:Not much at all
comment:My go-to lens for stage and concert work. It's a perfect pub/club gig lens. I've owned this one since the early 90s and it has never once been less than perfect.

Together with my Tokina AT-X 11-16 and my Minolta 50mm f/1.4(although all for completely different reasons) this lens never ever leaves my gear bag.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 139
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.65
  • distortion: 4.91
  • flare control: 4.44
  • overall: 4.72
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