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

reviewer#6546 date: Dec-7-2009
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 35-105 f3.5-4.5 (original)
sigma 24-135
Tamron 24-135
price paid:L122
positive:Very sharp across the range
Colour
Build
negative:No lens hood
comment:Best zoom you can buy if you can live with the flare and slow maxinum aperture.

Different quality but 35-105 runs it very close and my 100-300 APO lens hood works a treat on the 35-105

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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