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

reviewer#44235 date: Mar-10-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 100 f.2.8 Macro
Minolta 28-135 f4.0
Minolta 200 G HS f2.8
Minolta 100-200 f4.5
Sony 70-200 G SSM f2.8
Sony 135 STF T4.5
Sony 85 Zeiss f1.4
Angenieux 45-90 f2.8
and many more...
price paid:120 Euro
positive:+ Minolta colors
+ Small and light
+ Very good sharpness
+ Inexpensive
+ Good AF speed
negative:- Mfd
- nothing
- sometimes bad bokeh (depends on subject)
comment:The Minolta 135 f2.8 is a little germ. It is small - but well build. For the price i paid it`s a bargin.

Sharpness @f2.8 is very good and get`s better at @f3.5.
Bokeh is good but with cateyes.
Colors a typical Minolta.
Vigneting is around 1,5 EV at f2.8.

If you are low on budget, get this lens.
If space in your baggage is a problem, get this lens.
If you need more sharpness, stunning bokeh etc., pay 8-10X more.

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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