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

reviewer#45571 date: Aug-23-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 35-105 mm
Sony Zeiss 16-80mm
price paid:50 €
positive:I tested this old lens on my Sony 7II while on vacation and was very positively surprised. Especially about the sharpness.
negative:The mechanics are a bit too stiff.
comment:For the low price, this lens is an extremely good alternative. And as long as the optics are okay and the mechanics work, I will probably continue to use this lens. In terms of optical quality, I couldn't find any notable difference to the Zeiss reference lens. So: For little money you get a lot of performance and quality with this lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 46
  • sharpness: 4.54
  • color: 4.74
  • build: 4.59
  • distortion: 4.35
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.49
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