Minolta AF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by Bahudda
|Bahudda#10112 date: Apr-12-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||24-50mm f4.0|
35-105mm f3.5-4.5 Original
28-70mm f3.8 Tokina
24-70mm f2.8 SSM ZA
Color (is pastle like)
Bokeh (at the long end)
|negative:||Very neutral drawing style|
|comment:||I bought this lens and the 24-50mm f4.0. Remarkably, the color from both lenses are all but identical. Between them the 24-50 has the most charm. There are lenses that are on the fringe of the 35mm f1.4 G in terms of character/drawing style and both of these lenses are that. But! The 24-50 has more character more umph! The 28-105 gives plain vanilla images. I know I cannot explain it but I was expecting something akin to the 28-135 in drawing style and this lens does not deliver. I may have gotten a bad sample?|
Update (on A850): After much consideration and further review I have changed my opinion of this lens. I am glad I bought this lens. See lens samples for the reason why.
2nd Update (on A99): Both this and the 24-50mm have charmed their way into my heart. The 28-105 has turned out to be among my most satisfying lenses. It just works! In some ways I like better than the 24-70 ZA. I recommend this lens to any fortunate enough to find one (at a good price of course)!