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

reviewer#46900 date: Nov-13-2022
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.4
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:24-105 D
35-105 Mki
price paid:£30
positive:Nothing, except cheap
negative:Cheap build; plastic mount.
Lacks sharpness at any f-stop.
comment:Probably the worst lens I have owned, except for the 18-70 DT lens. How could Minolta put their name on this as a FF lens.
Even stopped down to f11, this lens never gets sharp at any focal length. I don't believe it is my copy, as I had an 28-80 at one time and that was awful too.
Minolta really let themselves go in the early 2000s and hence their downfall. The 24-105 is head and shoulders above this lens and that is presumably why Sony carried on making that one and not the 28-100.
This lens will be going to the local charity shop. They may get £5 for it.

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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