Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Matt
|Matt#39942 date: Sep-22-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5|
Minolta AF 70-210mm F4
Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro (D)
Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G
|price paid:||€ 180 (Used)|
|positive:||* Compact and light weight|
* Great sharpness
* Internal focus
* No distortion
|negative:||* CA at F2.8|
* Small MF ring
|comment:||A very nice little lens, that gives you great pictures. Easy to take along, small enough to fit into your pocket.|
Build in hood is nice, but too small. Build quality of the lens is great.
Picture quality of my copy surpasses the Minolta 100-200mm F4.5 and Minolta 70-210mm F4 considerably, and comes close to the Minolta 100mm Macro and even the Minolta 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G at 135mm in regard to sharpness and colour. However, at F2.8, there is clearly visible CA. The 80-200 F2.8 HS APO G does a lot better here, but that lens is in a different league all together.
Focus speed is fine.
If you want travel light and to go out with your camera with only a set of small primes, this one is highly recommended.