Minolta AF 28-105mm xi F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by HKWA444

reviewer#8640 date: Feb-9-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 DT 18-70 kit
Sony 50 1.8 SAM
Sony DT 55-200
price paid:60 CND (Used)
positive:-Good Range
-Sharpness (1to2 stop down)
-Color contrast (personal preference)
-Excellence quality for what I paid
-Solid Build
-Motor Zoom good for video shooting
-A nice walk-around lens
negative:- MF is impossible to use
- 28mm sometime is not wide enough for landscape shooting
- a bit too heavy
- the original hood is way too small
- hard to have grip on the front cap with the hood on
comment:If you like "xi" lens this is the best walk-around lens. it cover 85% of my shots.
Nothing to complaint on what I paid

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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