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

reviewer#9747 date: Jan-3-2012
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Tamron 70-200 F2.8
- SAL70400G
- M100 F2.8 macro
price paid:400 USD (used)
positive:- Light weight
negative:- Flare control is weak
- Soft at 2.8
comment:F2.8 is soft while need to step down until F4 to get razor sharp. However, soft image is good for portrait.
Flare control is very weak, need to additional add in costume hood to improve.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 138
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.66
  • distortion: 4.91
  • flare control: 4.43
  • overall: 4.72
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