Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by Webguyyy
|Webguyyy#3035 date: Dec-4-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 16-105|
|price paid:||550cdn new|
|positive:||Sharp pictures, very well made classic lens.|
|negative:||Heavy, large filter size.|
Macro feature at 28mm.
Range mostly suited to film cameras.
No lens hood.
|comment:||This was a great lens in it's day. Takes excellent pictures on 35mm cameras and digital. I used this lens for a long time before recently selling it because it's range on a digital equates to 35mm equivalent of 42-202.5mm. Great range on a film camera, but far less useful on a digital with a c size sensor. Biggest drawback was that it is a heavy lens, and the large filter size makes attachments expensive. The lens never had a lens hood, because of it's 28mm wide beginning range. It was designed before the current petal lens hoods. The macro feature is at 28mm, which is like having no macro feature at all. It's a good, collectors item, but with digital, it's range limits it's usefulness.|