Minolta AF 28-105mm xi F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by emanon256
|emanon256#9423 date: Sep-15-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||SONY 18-55|
|price paid:||120 Used|
Love the XI zoom!
On APS-C 28 is simply not wide enough for all purposes
Not good for quasi-macro shots
No MF (I have yet to find a way)
|comment:||I had reservations about the XI, but I am very happy I got it. I love the auto zoom and it has not effected battery life as much as I expected.|
This is a great walk around zoom lens that covers the middle rage. Goes great with a dedicated wide angle and a dedicated telephoto.
The detail is not perfect unless you stop it up, but its good enough for capturing the moment, even in lower light without a flash. In bright light, even when stopped up, the contrast seems to be higher than other lenses.
I have found that the lens does not flare very easily, but when it does, its ugly flare.
I would recommend this is a great value for a lens to carry around for general purposes.