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

reviewer#8295 date: Nov-24-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:KM 28-135 F4-4.5
KM 35-105 F3.5-4.5
KM 35-105I F3.5-4.5
KM 28-75 F2.8
Sig 24-70 HSM F2.8
KM 35-70 F4
price paid:110 USD
positive:Sharp
Compact
Great colors
Bokeh
Solid build
Circular aperture
Size
Fast AF
Close focus
negative:Hard to find cheaply
Not as wide on crop frame
comment: I bought this lens as my 24-70 2.8 is huge. I bought this after looking for a reasonably priced copy for some while. They get over 225 on auction sites regularly now. This one doesn't dissapoint. It has sharp capabilities, Minolta colors, nice bokeh and light weight. I find it on my A900 and Maxxum 9 regularly. Great lens.

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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