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

reviewer#10163 date: May-1-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:MIN 35-105 original
MIN 35-70 F4
Min 35-105 N
Many KM & Sony kit lenses
price paid:50 AU ebay
positive:Colour, sharpness, flare control, build quality,
negative:Not wide enough on APS.
comment: Truely love this lens, I have only had it for a month and it has replaced 35-105 as my favourite lens. The colors arnt as good or the macro but every thing else is better than the small beer cans + out way -.
The zoom action is silky smooth, the best lense I have had so far (never owned a G or Ziess). AF is quick and acurate.
I was very lucky to get this lens as I have not seen any on the bay for 6 months, all the previous reviews are correct.

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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