Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by jakoblochowich
|jakoblochowich#6201 date: Oct-8-2009|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tokina AT-X pro 28-70 f2.6-2.8|
Minolta 70-210 f4 (beercan)
minolta 20 f2.8
minolta 50 f1.7
minolta 100 f2
|price paid:||200 Euro (used)|
quite good macro function
no hood: flare
weight (if that's an issue)
|comment:||If a perfect out-door all-round lens exists - this one gets close... |
I just came back from one month of traveling in japan and this lens did such a great job, that I have to celebrate it here.
I used it practically every day for such different things as portrait, buildings, landscapes, street life, and close up macro-shots. No matter what I capture with this lens, it comes out razor sharp and with great colors - both wide open and stopped down. Even the macro function is surprisingly good - far better than just usable.
It's a heavy and well-build lens. Iron and glass - nothing else! But it is born without a hood, which can create flare in some direct-sun situations.
Apart from that, the only weak point of this lens is its indoor abilities. With its minimum distance of 1.5 meter, combined with f4-4.5, indoor shooting is clearly not what it is meant for.
But the minute you step out the door it creates miracles!
Get it if you can!