Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by maxfarphoto
|maxfarphoto#1969 date: Mar-15-2007|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||KM 17-35 f 2.8/4|
Minolta 70-210 f4 (beercan)
Minolta 75-300 f4.5/5.6 (big beercan)
|price paid:||€ 150|
- Solid as a rock
- Smooth zooming
- Great colors
|negative:||- Hood missing|
- Delicate front lens
|comment:||Great walkaround lens, I am using it in a trip across Asia and found it extremely versatile. Focal length is good but it will be even better if it starts at 24.|
Flare is not so much a problem but, of course, you must take care of sun position to avoid it.
This lens is incredibily sharp, even sharper that my 75-300 (big beercan), as from f 5.6 to f 11. I have tried at min aperture f22 and it is still sharp (but it was cloudy so I don't know how it manages with diffraction).
This is the kind of lens which makes me an A-mount system "addicted"......
Now on A850 it performs its best...what a lens!