Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by awa54
|awa54#44057 date: May-9-2018|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Min 100 f2.8 macro RS|
Min 100-200 f4.5
Min 28-135 f4-4.5
typical Minolta image feel
no linear distortion
no vignetting, even on FF
|negative:||C/A and PF |
hood could be deeper
|comment:||4 distortion because of chromatic aberation (since linear distortion is non-existant). Probably deserves a 3.5 for flare control, but then any vintage lens is likely to flare when shot straight into bright light.|
It's been said before; this is a sharp, lightweight, easy handling short tele, thats shortcomings are limited to C/A when shot wide open, bokeh C/A, moderate purple fringe on hot highlights and contrast reduction with the occasional colored blob when shooting into a very bright scene.
The bokeh isn't the best, but isn't bad either and it's easy to forgive the failings because images made under conditions that don't exacerbate the C/A or flare issues look fantastic.