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

reviewer#44369 date: Sep-8-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-105 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-70 f4
Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony FE 28-70 f3. 5-5.6 OSS
Minolta 50mm f1. 4
Mnolta 50mm f1. 7
Sony 85mm f2. 8
Sigma 18-35 f3. 5-5.6 Aspherical
Minolta 28 f2. 8
Tamron 17-50 f2. 8
Minolta 135 f2. 8
Sigma 50 f2. 8 DG Macro
price paid:£80
positive:Range from 28-135, sharp, rear focus ring, good af speed, well build.
negative:Heavy and bulky lens, prone to flare, 72mm, no hood with the lens.
comment:Happy with the range of the lens buy it is heavy like Minolta 70-210 f4 and there is no hood. I feel better with smaller lenses like 35-70 f4 which is with good sharpness but much lighter. Minolta 35-105 is the sharpest from my zooms but with eritating and noisy AF. Also, the Minolta 28-135 is prone to flare especially at the wide end. The best results I had betwin 35-100 mm. If you can stabilise the lens and do not goo over ISO 800 you will get clear and amaizing pictures. If you need one lens to go with you take this one and use it mainly day time. Night time use a tripod or monopod.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 203
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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