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

reviewer#12215 date: Mar-29-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
price paid:400 USD
positive:Fast and accurate AF
Minolta colors
Built-in hood
negative:A little soft at 2.8
comment:I've had this lens for a couple years now. It was bought as a low-light action photography lens and it does not disappoint. It is incredibly light, especially for a telephoto. This is a lens I can put on the camera and take photos all day at a shoot without my arms and wrists tiring. It almost never hunts for AF even in low light and it locks on quickly and easily. I bought the Tamron thinking it would be a good replacement for this lens and ended up selling the Tamron and continuing to use the older Minolta glass because it was just that much better. If you can get one of these, do so! You won't be disappointed in the lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 138
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.91
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 4.91
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.72
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