Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by AVLB
|AVLB#45578 date: Sep-5-2020|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 24-105 D|
Minolta 28-85 MkI
Minolta 35-105 MkI
Pentacon 135mm f2.8 MF
|positive:||Great range on FF|
|negative:||No Lens hood|
|comment:||This is probably my favourite lens for FF A850. It is not heavy by any means compared to the 70-400 (about half the weight). I could quite easily carry this around all day. Takes brilliant portrait shots and also wide enough to do landscapes. Flare control is solved by adding a screw-in hood, wide angle variety, which really makes the front of the lens look big as it flares out from 72mm to 85mm!|
Supposedly the "secret handshake" lens of Japan, but these rumours are years old. If it was, then the recipients must have been really happy to get one.
Well worth what I paid for it and as a walkabout lens it is fine and just gives that extra reach when you want it.
When I compared it to the older Pentacon, it certainly was able to hold its own against that as well.
Compared to the 35-105, I would go as far as to say I prefer the bigger and wider lens. IQ is just as good as that lens in my opinion.