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

reviewer#45723 date: Jun-15-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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 28-100
price paid:€ 5
positive:great zoom range
nice and sharp
can make some intresting flares
negative:to much flares at some times
comment:this lens is (if the second to front lens elements ar not lose) my favourite lens i own even tho i bought it with some scratches and a dented filter treath. the range is simply amazing and the colors it produces are always perfect. The only thing i could wish but can't ever happen with this range is a faster F number it some times is a bit on the low end but to be real that is where primes come in.

as i said in the beginning abouth the second to front lens groep was in my lens a bit loose, i had reset the focus for infinity until it could not go furter. i could not figer out and was almost buying an other 28-135 but i wanted to try one more time to repair and saw that the secondles groep was a bit loose. i thought that is strange so turned it on, and to my releaf i solved it! so if you ever have a problem with infinity focus first check if the second lens group is turned all the way on if it is you can check the lens repair guide from Pete Ganzel.

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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