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

reviewer#1227 date: Sep-25-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM 17-35D
km 80-200xi
price paid:
positive:tough build
great allround lens
very little hunting for focus
negative:manual focus on the xi range is difficult
comment:This was the lens that came with my 7xi camera, it was used as my allround lens back then, and is now also my favourite on the 7D. My lens is 14 years old now, but is still in great shape and I find it hard to find a younger substitute for this great lens. The lens have seen quite a lot of action, taken its fair share of beatings but have never let me down.....true love I guess ;-)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 33
  • sharpness: 4.17
  • color: 4.36
  • build: 4.15
  • distortion: 3.97
  • flare control: 3.76
  • overall: 4.08
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