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

reviewer#6733 date: Jan-12-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta 28-105 F3.5-4.5 Original
And RS version
price paid:L25 GBP
positive:Light
Accurate focus
Very sharp above f5.6
Sharp wide open up to 50 mm
Price
negative:Needs 1/3-2/3rds stop down for sharpness between 50-105.
Hood not deep enough
comment:Changed this review on finding this copy. Very, very good lens.

I couldn't resist this - 60 seconds on the bay, max bid £22 incl 505si camera. Had to bid... £30. Won it for £25.

Beautiful colours, great sharpness and useful range.

Keeping this one!

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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