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

reviewer#6364 date: Nov-10-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:- Sigma 28-70/2.8
- Tamron 17-50/2.8
- Minolta 24-105/3.5-4.5
price paid:
missing
positive:- Sharp!
- Build like a tank
negative:- Weight like a tank
- Slow
- Pronounced distortion
comment:It's heavy!! It's massive!

I might not have the best copy, the zoom is not very smooth anymore and macro mode is sticky. Also I discovered the distortion is quite big, but maybe unfairly compared to my macro's.

I was amazed by some sdamples I saw on the web and bought it quickly. Now I hardly use it because I grab my macro when I need sharpness and use my Minolta for better speed and ADI flash.

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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