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

reviewer#5903 date: Aug-25-2009
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:Sony 18-70mm (kit lens)
Minolta 50mm
Minolta 70-210mm (beer can)
price paid:40 USD
positive:Sharp pictures
Good detail
Excellent colors
Well built
negative:Heavy
Light flair om lens.
Some hunting in low light.
comment:I had an opportunity to use this lens at a Weeding this past weekend. I used this lens for almost all the pictures I took. The range 28 - 135mm was the perfect range that I needed that day. I tried to start out with the kit lens. I was not pleased with the results. The lens did some hunting in low light, but other than that I was pretty pleased with the results. When I purchased this lens it came with 50mm and 70-210mm (beercan). All lens were in good condition. I thank God for the opportunity to get these three lens at that price.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 201
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.82
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.41
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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