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

reviewer#20378 date: Oct-18-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta AF20. Sigma super wide 2. Minolta AF28f2. Minolta AF35f2. Zeiss FE2,8/35. Minolta AF50. Sigma 50mm f1:4. Zeiss FE1,8/55. Sony 2.8/85 SAM. Minolta AF135.
price paid:£190.00
positive:Compact, well made, super sharp, fast and great colours.
negative:Dated look.
comment:My example is mint and cost less than £200.00. This is a brilliant long portrait lens that is super sharp, solidly built and small enough for photographers that need to carry several lenses.
In "back to back" tests I have found this lens to be as sharp as any 135mm lens, at just about any price.

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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