Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by Minolta Head
|Minolta Head#2825 date: Oct-6-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||28-70 (D)|
|price paid:||180 USD (used)|
|comment:||The sharpness/bokeh/contrast/colour are typical of older Minolta lenses. I examined my first test shot for sharpness and realised that the whole shot from edge to edge was crisp. the build is solid, the lens is a little heavy compared to modern carbon based offerings.|
A biggest negatives for me are the AF speed which is slow and unpredictable, and the weight.
Macro is really funky, operating at the wide end, you have to take care not slam the lens right into the subject it is so close.
Overall I would not hesitate to buy another, but be aware of the condition..I was lucky with mine, many others have bought paper-weights, this after all is a fairly old model.
I sold this lens simply because the weight added to my kit bag is too much to cope with.