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

reviewer#5136 date: Apr-1-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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:Sigma 18-50 f 3,5-5,6
Tamron 55-200
Tokina 20-35
KM 70-210
KM 50 f 1,4
price paid:1200 NOK
positive:Very good build
Very good image quality
negative:Some say it is heavy :)
comment:Got this lens used a couple of months ago, and could not be happier.

The zoom action is nice and tight. The focus ring is kind of loose on my copy and it makes a kind of "snap" noise when it starts or stops focusing but that was normal. Focusing is fast and spot on.

I dont mind the minimum focusing distance of this lens. Dont mind the weight either by the way, just adds to the quality feel i guess. I really do like the range 28-135 on my a200.

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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