Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by northernfarmer
|northernfarmer#6056 date: Sep-15-2009|
flare control: 4
|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|
True like reproduction
|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.