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

reviewer#3357 date: Mar-13-2008
sharpness: 2.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.1
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:28-70/2,8G
28-80/3,5-5,6D
75-300/4,5-5,6D
70-210/4
50/1,4
price paid:
missing
positive:range
negative:soft as soap, low contrast, could be less heavy
comment:Xi mechanism is easy to zoom. Nice travel stats. Thus very soft at 3,5-5,6. Maybe a bit better at long end. Silly hood doesn't actually help.
I liked it after my 28-80 kit lense. But nearly half a year passed and i realized that i need a G zoom for getting really good photographs.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 32
  • sharpness: 4.16
  • color: 4.34
  • build: 4.16
  • distortion: 3.97
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 4.07
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