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

reviewer#7361 date: Apr-27-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:28-70 f/2.8 G
28-70 f/2.8 EX DG Sigma
24-70 f/2.8 EX DG HSM Sigma
24-105 f/4-4.5
28-135 f/4-4.5
price paid:119€
positive:build quality, useful zoom range, balancing with Alpha 9
lighter than 28-135
better build than 24-105
negative:distorsion noticable @ 28-35mm,
24-105 distorsion better @ 24-35 range
lower in light
comment:This one is now my outdoor zoom whilst having the G as my lowlight / indoor lens; was not happy with plastic build quality of the 24-105, skipping the wonderful build 28-135, where my hand ergonomy doesn't fit with the focusing ring I'm now very happy with my compromise; have to be careful with distorsion on ghe wide end, but if you know the critical range, you can live with it; my advise: take the RS, if you like Bokeh

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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