Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by perslucht
|perslucht#4822 date: Feb-8-2009|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5|
Minolta 35-70mm f/4
Minolta 70-210mm f/4
Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
|price paid:||110 €|
No dedicated lens hood
|comment:||This lens seems to be, just like the beercan, a minolta-legend.|
I think it's a bit overhyped, but that doesn't mean this is a bad lens.
Not at all, it has a good range (except there's no wide angle on aps-c). The colours are beautiful, nice contrast. The macro-mode on 28mm can be very useful. Bokeh is very nice, especially at 135mm.
The sharpness is oke, at least a aps-c. On full frame it seems the corners are a bit soft. In good light conditions the lens performs stopped down t 5.6/8 very good! But in less light I don't find this lens useful.
Don't forget this lens is very heavy! The focus is pretty fast on my A200. Never tested it on other cams.
Because there is no dedicated lens hood there is a lot of flare visible at 28mm! So get yourself also a lens hood when you buy this lens!