Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by 5thElefant

reviewer#4195 date: Oct-9-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.6
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:Tamron 28-105 F4-5.6 IF,
Minolta 70-210 F4
price paid:Ł190 (mint)
positive:Great performance right through range, built like a tank
negative:Flare, built like a tank
comment:Great quality, great results but very heavy.

I didn't use this lens much on aps-c, I had shorter and longer options and 28-135 didn't really cut it in utility terms. On full-frame it becomes genuinely useful.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 202
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.42
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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