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

reviewer#6845 date: Jan-29-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 AF 24-85
TOKINA 28-70/2.6-2.8
price paid:about USD 200
positive:REALLY SHARP!
VERY quickly focusing on a900
BEAUTIFULL saturated colors

negative:FLARE - but you can use your hand like sun hood :)

MFD 1.5m - but the macro switch is really nice - 25cm
nothing else - weight is acceptable for the zoom 28-135 and the aperture 4-4.5
comment:This is perfect standart zoom for full frame cameras, practical focal lenght range 28-135, very good aperature f4-4.5, beautifull "old minolta" saturated color, SHARP across the frame at all focal lengths, even at f4 or f4.5. and even in corner! IMHO for the price USD 200-400 you canĀ“t get better standart zoom lens for a900/a850. Recommended!

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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