Minolta AF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by sarapata1

reviewer#41966 date: Nov-27-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
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:Tamron 17-50mm (on APS-C)
price paid:80 EUR used
positive:great value
useful range
plentiful sharp at f5.6 at all focal lengths
usable from wide open
comment:used on A7 + LA-EA4
it does show quite a lot of distortion, which is clearly visible in architecture pictures (at both wide end (barrel) as well as from 50mm to 105mm (pincushion))
sharp for a zoom lens (= prime lenses I own, are obviously sharper)

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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