Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by Pyl62

reviewer#2528 date: Jul-9-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.6
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:18-70 kit lens
price paid:€200
positive:Build Quality
Image Quality
Good range
negative:Heavy
Prone to flare
Not wide enough at the short end
Very poor near focus range
comment:Fantastic walk around lens except for a few things: I haven't got around to getting a hood yet and it is very prone to flare, it is quite heavy and 24 or even 20mm at the wide end would have been excellent! Also, the near focus range is pretty bad.

The build quality is nothing short of stunning! Great IQ and bokeh, stunning colors!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 201
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.82
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.41
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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