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

reviewer#8994 date: May-7-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:Minolta 28-80 f4-5.6
Sony DT18-55 f3.5-5.6
price paid:139 USD (Used)
positive:Sharp
still 4.5 at long end
Build
Range
& Sharp
negative:Not wide enough but I don't care
comment:This is my new kit len to replace Sony 18-55 on my A500
I use this with Minolta 100-200 f4.5 so now I cover a range from 28 to 200 with a constant aperture at 4.5 plus it looks all sharp across the range for me :)

One thing is - at wide end it causes more distortion than 28 f2.8

24-105 is a little wider but I don't like how it looks so I stick with this one

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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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