Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by nvc789

reviewer#6257 date: Oct-22-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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:minolta 28-85mm
tamron 17-50mm
price paid:250 USD
positive:great build
great colours
Sharp
negative:horrible flare
minimum focus distance
28mm is not wide on APS-C
comment:I bought this lens over a year ago and love what it does. Sure it has it's warts like the size, weight and minimum focus distance of about 6-7 feet. Pictures, especially portraits come out beautiful, there is something magical about the pictures it produces, especially between the 90-135mm. It is one of the few lenses I will never sell. I find the focus is a bit off when I stop it down past f5.6 (ie back focus). buy it if you can.

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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