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

reviewer#12198 date: Mar-22-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:Sony 50mm f1.4, Tamron 17-50 f2.8
price paid:GBP149
positive:This lens is tiny, it really lives up to its nick name of the pocket rocket.
The build is solid as it is all metal, and the focussing on the A700 is pretty quick and it locks on first time every time so far.
This lens really does deserve to be classed as one of Minoltas legendary ones.
The 55mm filter helps too, as it is the same size as the 50mm and 24mm
negative:none so far
comment:a crackingly good lens, well worth the wait to get one and at a bargain price too.

If you want one and see one, then get it, you wont regret it.

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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