Minolta AF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by 9000AF
|9000AF#5997 date: Sep-7-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 24-105mm f3.5-4.5|
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
|price paid:||250 USD (new 1997)|
|positive:||+ solid build quality|
+ sharp stopped down, slightly soft at the long end
+ distortion well controlled
+ fast AF
|negative:||- not very wide for APS-C|
|comment:||I bought this lens in 1997 with my 600si and have used it on the A200 after selling the kit lens. I thought I would sell it after getting the 28-75mm, but kept it for the extra range and slightly smaller size in addition to the 28-75. I take this if I only want to carry 1 lens. I still use it on the A700. Compared to this the 24-105 feels cheap and does not produce better results. I sold the 24-105.|
I love the colors and the solid feel of this lens.
Update: After selling this lens I picked up another one recently. It feels very good on the A55 and delivers the same IQ as my first example.