Minolta AF 135mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by jeffbozo
|jeffbozo#44381 date: Oct-9-2019|
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|comment:||The relatively small and light-weight Minolta AF 135mm F/2.8 turned in a very good performance for a twenty-plus year old lens. Getting a good copy for under $300 would be a steal, and a nice addition to a prime lovers bag of goodies. On an APS-C camera, this lens is similar to a 200mm F/2.8 lens for full frame.|
Earning high marks are: distortion control; it's flat on full frame and APS-C; center sharpness, where F/2.8 shows a surprising amount of detail, (although there is some veiling haze and color fringing), and light fall-off: very little on full frame at F/2.8.
The Minolta AF 135/2.8 is a small lens that can be stored in your coat pocket if you like hand-held low light shooting but aren't sure you need that much focal length. If you want something even smaller, check out the Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM, obviously it doesn't have quite the reach of 135mm, but you can get them new, and it performs a little better all the way around.
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