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

reviewer#4051 date: Sep-5-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 4
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:Beercan 70-210/4
Minolta 50/1.7
Minolta 24/2.8
price paid:300 USD (mint)
positive:+ Sharp
+ Minolta Colors
+ Build Quality
+ Fast AF
+ Bokeh
negative:- Flare
- CA even if stopped down to f11
comment:I found a practically unused lens. The flare control and CA is a joke for a lens with this reputation. Flares can be tamed with an aftermarket hood but this stops you from using a filter to protect that delicate glass.

However, in the right conditions, this is probably one of the best lenses ever made.

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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