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

reviewer#6654 date: Dec-31-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 mm
minolta 70 - 210mm f4
minolta 50mm f 1.7
sigma 90mm macro
carl zeiss flektogon 35mm
carl zeiss sonnar 135mm
pentacon 135mm f2.8
vivitar 28mm manual f2.8
minolta rokkor 58mm pg f1.2

price paid:Ł77.00
positive:well built
very sharp
contrasty
negative:heavy
some flare
comment:i got this lens cheap off ebay ,and its definaltly staying in my bag.
ive been looking for this lens for a while after reading the comments and reviews posted here.
It hasnt dissapointed one iota . Very Very sharp typical minolta colours .and contrasty. Focus seems very quick on my sony A700 .others have said its slow ,but i havent noticed it been slow.
i have the minolta 35-105mm also ,i thought this lens was my favourite lens in my bag ,but now i have changed my mind
its got to be the minolta 28-135mm ..

negaitve points its rather heavy and is prone to flare ,but this isnt a problem for me

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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