Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by tommyrider
|tommyrider#4841 date: Feb-12-2009|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||DT 18-70|
Sony 70-300 G ssm
|price paid:||235 (used)|
|positive:||-Dramatic sharpness and color|
-Good focal range,specially on FF
-Reasonably fast @135mm (f4.5)for its price,range and IQ
-Decent AF speed both in a200&a700
-Stunning bokeh (best seen in all the lens i owned)
-Superb built quality
|negative:||-Weight -but its all metal!!-|
-Contrast could be better
-Minimal focus distance is painfull for small rooms indoors.
-No lens hood (strongly reccomended to atach one)
|comment:|| I owned this lens for several months.I was really excited with my first impression, having tried till that momment only dt 18-70 and 50 1.7.|
Sharpness is very good, but most impressive, is the real -life looking images than this piece of glass can deliver.
Bokeh is simply outstanding.
NOt as sharp as CZ 16-80. But there are two different kind o "sharpness" here.
CZ`s is more "clinical" and resolves -according with the samples I tried both zeiss and Minolta - micro contrast detail.AF 28-135 has a special touch of magic plus neutral yet pretty accurate colors and drama to the pictures,
Relly m theres no much stuff to compare to Af 28-135.Its unique. As CZ 16-80 is ,even people compare it with sony 16-105, another nice lens but different in some points than cz 16-80.
I sold 28-135 to buy 16-80,wich find it useful because the wider end an focus distance.But if i didnt need to sell it i would keep it. Nothing compares to this lens,i overall features.