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

reviewer#3856 date: Jul-15-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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:35-105
28-85
80-200
price paid:300€
positive:built quality
control (focus, zoom, macro)
negative:autofocus speed
no hood usable
comment:***I'm still working on the review***

I'm not sotisfied as others from this lens and I will do much more tests in the future. This review will reflect the development of my ideas

1) For me, focus with this lens is problematic. Manual or auto, it is much harder than with the 35-105 or with the 80-200 2.8

2) I love the macro, the BLUE macro function of the classic Minolta lens

3) I love color

4) I dont love the contrast or the definition. Still to understand if there is a problem with mine

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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