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

reviewer#6373 date: Nov-11-2009
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:Beercan
Min 35-105
G's & CZ's
price paid:Approx $350
positive:Build (if you like weight)
Range of focal length
negative:Overall less than expected
comment:I'm on my third copy of this lens and I'm giving up. The first two were not bad but not great in color and sharpness. Of course they had flare problems under the right conditions and I did find some distortion but not bad. The current copy is in the best shape cosmetically and the glass is clean. However, its not as sharp as one of my previous copies and the colors lean toward simply dull.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 202
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.42
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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