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

reviewer#6056 date: Sep-15-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:SAl 50 F/1.4
minolta Beercan 70-210 F/4
Sigma 18-125 3.5-5.6
price paid:300 Euro
positive:Build and performance
Sharp
True like reproduction
Natural color
negative:A little bit flare
comment:Fantastic build and IQ! It is a legend lens. Also an example of human innovation and quality control.

Many thanks to everybody here for your strong recommendations.

It is proved to be much flexible compared with the major primes with decent IQ. The macro is usable esp in 28mm range.It produced natural color than that of warm classic minolta such as beercan.The optical design philosophy of 1st generation of minolta lens is something different from modern one. I like the taste but can't tell in words.

My copy is surprisingly new. Maybe what I paid is more expensive than guys here. I am still happy with the my decision after use of half year.

I would like to keep it as my 7D daily lens. Were it possible for you to find one in decent price, don't miss it.

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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