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

reviewer#12090 date: Jan-12-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 28-135mm
Minolta 35-105mm (original)
Tamron 28-105mm (179D)
price paid:$46.00 US
positive:Acceptable sharpness wide open. Tack sharp stopped down 1 or 2 stops. Built well. Beats all of the comparison lenses for MFD.
negative:None that I can think of.
comment:The first time that I used this lens I was taking some snaps of my granddaughter baking cookies. Just for fun I shot an orchid sitting on the window sill. When I looked at the images I was amazed at the sharpness and resolution. One of those WOW moments.
The colors are well saturated. More natural than the older Minolta glass. Contrast is excellent. This has replaced the 28-135 as my walk around lens. Much lighter.

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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