Minolta AF 28-105mm xi F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by prjohn58

reviewer#5080 date: Mar-23-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70mm Kit lens
Minolta 35-70mm F4
Tamron 55-200mm
price paid:49 GBP
positive:Image quality
Easy and fast Zoom with one touch.
Nice colours
Zoom range
Power zoom

negative:Manual focus
lens flare in certian conditions i.e with no lens hood.
comment:The image quality of this lens is very good as well as the colours. It makes an excellant low cost replacement for the standard kit lens. The motorised zoom makes for fast easy zooming by just a gentle movement of your finger.

I feel this lens is under rated compared to some of its other xi cousins.

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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