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

reviewer#2759 date: Sep-19-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:- Kit lens
- 28-85mm
- and more
price paid:20GBP
positive:- Sharp in all the range
- It to great fun to zoom electronically
negative:- Battery life shorter
- Tends to flare useless hood
- Manual focussing is odd
comment:This lens is a bit under-appreciated. It is rather sharp even wide open, although at 105mm you need to stop down a little bit. The colors are very Minoltian in other word fantastic. It has better colors and it is sharper than the kit lens and it is on level of the KM28-85. The range till 105mm is great although I often work in the 18-30mm range. Flare control is horrible and the hood is useless.
It is a dream to zoom with this one but to focus it is a nightmare.

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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