Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by havoc315
|havoc315#11260 date: Jul-19-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 85 2.8|
Minolta 70-210 f4
|price paid:||265usd used|
|positive:||Sharp even wide open|
Small and light
Great colors and contrast
|negative:||Can hunt for focus|
Soft corners on full frame
|comment:||For an older lens, this lens is nearly perfect. The colors are amazing, and it's my sharpest lens wide open at 2.8. |
With the compact size, it's easy to keep in my bag.
With the size, affordable price, and just great image quality, it makes a nice substitute for a 70-200 2.8, if you can live with just the 135mm. Becomes a decent telephoto on APS-C sensor.
So truly a great lens for portrait headshots, or for a low-light telephoto. Focus can be slow, limiting the lens ability slightly for action.
When shooting on full frame, the corners do soften a bit. Should only bother you if you are pixel peeping.