Minolta AF 28-105mm xi F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by donfenn
|donfenn#3013 date: Nov-30-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70 kit lens|
|positive:||Good Build Quality|
Auto Zoom feature is effective for quick shots.
Good Value for features.
|negative:||Manual Focus is clumsy and inexact.|
A bit large and thick.
May deplete battery quicker.
Rubber rings seem to fade and get chalky.
|comment:||I have switched back and forth between this 28-105 xi lens and the others noted above for everyday use This lens is actually one that came with my old Minolta 7xi, and it's usefulness on my A-100 Sony is a pleasant surprise (if I did not have one I would snag one on Ebay, since they sell at bargain prices). The sharpness is good, color seems nice, and overall quality of the lens is quite decent and omparable to most older Minolta lenses. I am one who actually loves the Xi power zoom feature for quick composition and ease of use. There are detractors who do not like the Xi lenses and power zoom, but I think that they are fun and useful.|