Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by andapp
|andapp#2531 date: Jul-9-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||28-85 RS|
|price paid:||Ł150 (used) see note|
Poor minimum focus length
|comment:||I have been searching for one of these lenses for some time, they are becoming rare as hens teeth. I wanted one to supplement my 28-85 RS that use in my studio as I often have to change to my 135 2.8 for tight headshots.|
Eventually found one on Ebay that was described as perfect but with a sticking zoom. I paid way too much for it and when it arrived not only did it have a sticking zoom but the filter thread was damaged where it had been dropped and the optics were filthy.
I called Dave at the Camera Repair Workshop and he agreed to take a look, after a bit of persuasion he agreed to repair and clean it for a very reasonable cost.
I now have an excellant example and boy is it great, fantastic colours, sharp and feels fantastic in use. If you can find one of these lenses grab it.