Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by dca1213

reviewer#12051 date: Dec-8-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Tamron 90mm f 2.8
price paid:299 USD
positive:Very sharp
Light for it's all metal build
Clever hood
negative:A touch soft wide open
Some CA wide open
comment:This is a very nice lens, great build, wonderful sharpness between f3.5 and f8, great color.

Mine is a crossed X so it is quite old, but has been well cared for, looks almost like new.

This was my favorite focal length in my film days.

Makes for a very fast 200mm equivalent on APS-C.

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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