Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by superx2won

reviewer#4106 date: Sep-18-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:M50/1.7 & 2.8
Beercan
T17-50/2.8
M20/2.8
price paid:200 USD (used)
positive:Heavy ...i like it
Build is great, all metal
optic is great, all glass
great range - 28-135
Fast rear AF
IF..i like it
Sharp image
Standard 72mm ring
negative:minimum focus distance is 1.5m?????
Loud AF sound
comment:Build like a tank and heavy... some may dislike it but i like it. It give you more steady holding the len.

Image produced is sharp and the AF is fast. Wish that Sony build more len with rear focusing.

Good for outdoor walk around len but not good for indoor as minimum focus distance is 1.5m. If the MFD is 0.5m Then this is a great len.

if you found 1 is decent price , go and grab it. Good len.

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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