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

reviewer#4665 date: Jan-10-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Minolta 70-210 F4
Minolta 35-105 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-70 F4
price paid:125
positive:Sharp
Fast AF
Build
negative:No Lenshood
Noisy AF
Strange MF
Macro at 28mm!
comment:WHat is to ssay about to say about this lense?!
It performs great that is for sure.
Drawbacks for me is the backfocus design wich makes it strange/hard to manual focus.
Mine is very noisy when AF but it's AF speed is very fatst (Warning: don't touch the focus ring as it moves at great speed!)
I bought a cheap flowerpad hood for it wich helps a bit against flare (don't know if there is a normal minolta style hood for it...is there a Hood database? Wich hood fits wich lens?)
Macro switch is useless as it's at 28mm and the strange focus ring position doesn't help either!

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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