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

reviewer#5159 date: Apr-4-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Beercan
price paid:400 USD (used)
positive:Sharp sharp sharp!
3-D effect;
fast AF focusing;
build quality

negative:flare;
MFD - 5';
comment:This is a truly amazing lens. I got a used but very rare cross XX copy. It is in mint condition. I have to say it is a non-G-label G lens. Actually the weight is well balanced on my A700, and the MF focus ring is very easily controlled.

I compared the lens to Beercan and it outperformed Beercan in every aspect. I only keep two zoom lenses and this is one of them.

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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