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

reviewer#10212 date: May-16-2012
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:28-70 G
70-210 beercan
16-80 zeiss
price paid:190 (used)
positive:zoom range
comment:this is a beautiful lens. very nice color reproduction. decent size and weight. Compared to the 70-210 beercan and the 28-70 f2.8 G lens, this lens is not as sharp...but it is almost as sharp. this is my walk around lens and this is a much better value than the 16-80 zeiss lens. you miss out on the wide angle, but you get this lens for 1/4 or 1/3 the price of the zeiss glass, and optically they are similar, though the zeiss has a slightly better saturation and contrast

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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