Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by ckone
|ckone#6242 date: Oct-19-2009|
flare control: 2
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||28 - 85|
|price paid:||gift with M.9000|
|comment:||One of the Minolta classics and my first lens that came with the Minolta 9000 :)|
Okay, getting over sentimentals, back to business: It's a heavy lens and you may get the imperession, that it's a rigid lens, but the interior mechanics is sensitive, especially the diaphragm. You may get used to the focusing ring, which always scratched my finger, but in the 20 using years I got used to it and knew, where to place my hand...
Distorsion is great from 35 to 50 and 70 to 135 mm, in the other parts I observed pincushion distorsion, but not bad ones.
Which was difficult to handle (with the usage of several rolls of film...) was the flare, which tended to ruin some pictures; golden rule: Turn away from the sun...
I liked the range better than the 28-85, which was short some times, it's an ideal walkaround lens, especially if you work on fullframe, diital and/or film.