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

reviewer#11987 date: Sep-19-2014
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:Zeiss 55 1.8 is another league.
The 24-105 d is smaller and more compact; and maybe a little bit sharper from 28 to 85 when stopped down. But the 28-105 is sharper at full opening and at 105 (all openings).
price paid:99 euro
positive:Sharp (but very far from razor sharp) on the all range when stopped down. Useful range on ff, good color
negative:Not sharp under f 5.6 from 28 to 105mm. A little bit heavy.
comment:i think this is lens is strongly overrated in this forum. Maybe the 36 mpix ff of my Sony A7R is too domanding for it. I use it with the le-a4

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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