Minolta AF 28-100mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by whitecat

reviewer#3433 date: Apr-6-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:
price paid:90 USD (new)
Quite sharp when stopped down.
negative:Soft at f/5.6, especially at 100mm, but that is to be expected.
comment:It would be silly to compare this lens with the CZ or equivalent. It is an inexpensive lens, ideal for someone on a budget, or for someone trying his/her hand at photography, and doesn't want to blow $500 on a lens. I have made 12x18's using this lens at the wide end stopped down to at least f8, so I am not going to bash it. It is very usable at the tele end too when stopped down a little.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 21
  • sharpness: 3.60
  • color: 4.14
  • build: 2.86
  • distortion: 3.81
  • flare control: 3.48
  • overall: 3.58
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