Minolta AF 28-100mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by Morven
|Morven#1824 date: Feb-12-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||50mm f/1.7|
Lenses on other systems I've tried.
|price paid:||Came with camera.|
|positive:||Came effectively free with the camera. Better than a body cap. Has, at least, some tele reach for a kit lens. Light.|
|negative:||Poor match to an APS-C sensor. Severe barrel distortion at wide end. Prone to flare. (Lack of) build quality.|
|comment:||It's not the worst lens in the world, but it's not good either. At least with the 7D's crop factor, we're just getting the center quality, not edges - but even then, barrel distortion at the 28mm end is more than it should be, flare is a problem, the supplied hood is more use as an extension of the focus ring than for any light-shielding properties, and the inner barrel wobbles.|
On the plus side, it weighs nothing, came effectively for free, and gives some nice telephoto reach for a kit lens.