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

reviewer#4222 date: Oct-12-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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:Minolta 70-210 f4
Minolta 35-80
Cosina 19-35
Sigma 24 2,8
Sigma 28-80
Sigma 70-210
Sigma 400 5,6
price paid:49 €
positive:range
price
weight
colors and bokeh - still minolta!
ADI for flash
negative:bit soft wide open
bit soft at long end
plastic all in all
comment:Got it for 49 Euro, read the reviews afterwards, then got sad to have paid too much and that I got only a cheap old kit lens.

On the contrary - I must admit, I am absolutely happy with it. Got a copy in mint condition, as new. The sharpness is OK, the colors and bokeh are absolutely Minolta!

As someone else said, this lens does not deserve the bashing.

It is completely fine for a walkaround - travel lens, light, good range, decent pictures produced.

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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