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

reviewer#44090 date: Jun-21-2018
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 28-200 3.8-5.6 UC
Sigma 28-135 F3.8-5.6
Minolta 75-200mm new
Sony 16-35 f4 e-mount
Sony 28-70 kit lens e-mount
Tamron 28-300 185D
price paid:
MF Distance
comment:Very sharp lens very good quality especially for its age. I love using it and it makes exceptional portraits.
The Min focus distance is 1m which is so-so. Price is a bit expensive but I suppose for what you buy its not that much

Only downside for me is the bookeh which I find a bit.. meehh. I like a well rounded bubbly bookeh and this one feels a bit nervous. Of course it depends on each photo

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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