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

reviewer#3733 date: Jun-18-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:K/M 75-300 Big Beercan
K/M 35-70 4
Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
K/M 50 1.7
K/M 70-210 4.5-5.6
K/M 70-210 4 Beercan
K/M 28 2.8
K/M 28-80xi
K/M 28-135 4-4.5
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
Tamron 200-400 5.6 LD NEW
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
K/M 80-200 2.8 HS G
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
price paid:275.00USD
positive:Sharpness
Amazing Colors
Sharpness
Build
Bokeh
Macro
G-like performance
Good Price
negative:NONE that negate IQ
comment: This lens is capable of unbelievable photos. For the price, it is the best performing lens one can buy. IQ is G-like. Does have a weight issue and is prone to flare, but these issues don't overshadow the lens performance. I have read others reviews of this lens being soft and slow to focus and I cannot stress HOW STRONGLY THAT HAS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE. This lens focuses faster that any of my other lenses, and is tack sharp stopped down. I think I got lucky and got a great copy.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 197
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.79
  • distortion: 4.42
  • flare control: 3.45
  • overall: 4.42
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