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

reviewer#7342 date: Apr-24-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:18-70(kit)
35-70/3.5-4.5
100-200/4.5
sigma 60/2.8 macro
sigma 70-300 apo macro
price paid:50€(like new)
positive:internal focusing
good zoom range
well build
sharp also full open
cheap!
fast af
negative:not a D lens like 24-105(not so critical)but ADI works like a D
comment:A GREAT lens,a must buy for a sterter to medium kit or if you want a lens for all the situations.

It has great sharpness and colors even at TA and with it's 3.5-4.6 it's a great lens in dark situations for a cheap lens.

GREAT construction:internal focusing (no filter rotation)and great grips,it has also a closeup(0.5m)that's useful in a lot of situation for example portraits.

Great boken for a zoom and fast af.

Can be found used at great prices on the net.

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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