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

reviewer#6587 date: Dec-15-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:
price paid:
positive:Fantastic walk around lens for FF
Great Color
Excellent range
negative:Poor in low light and short focus distance
comment:This is the very first lens I ever used. My father purchased it for me with a Maxxum 7000 from one of his tennis buddies in the early 90s. If one can deal with the weight and limitations of the lens, I think they'll find that this monster produces GREAT images. The build quality is 1st class and above anything I've seen in current production. Metal and glass, just like a lens is supposed to be. My copy is still in great shape after over 20 years of use. This is the one lens I would never part with.

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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