Minolta AF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by pureaxis

reviewer#10001 date: Mar-7-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Carl Zeiss - 16-80
Minolta - AF 35 F2 RS
Minolta - AF 28 F2 RS
price paid:140 USD (Mint)
positive:-Sharp!
-Usable on APSC
-Very nice colors
-62mm filter (same as CZ1680)
-Nice heavy build
-Fast AF
negative:-slight zoom creep
-sort of rare
comment:Just wide enough for APSC since 28mm (42mm cropped) is my ideal street photography length. Did a unscientific test between this lens and the CZ16-80 and found the Zeiss being slightly sharper (esp. when stopped down), but the minolta outperforming it at several focal lengths. Zeiss is probably more consistent overall. However I did not like the color rendering of the Zeiss that much. A steal for the price although the RS can be hard to find.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 45
  • sharpness: 4.54
  • color: 4.76
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 4.27
  • overall: 4.55
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