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

reviewer#6939 date: Feb-21-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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 24-85mm F3.5-4.5
Minolta 28-85mm F3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210mm F4
price paid:Ł170 eBay
positive:Edge to edge sharp
Life and colours
comment:This lens is everything they say it is. Yes is is heavy, yes it is prone to flare, yes it does not focus that close.

Yes it is one of the best lenses ever produced.
Sharp and that Minolta first generation lens life and colour.
Get one fast, the prices are rising due to the A850 and A900.

I found a lens hood that fits, a Mandee 72mm metal wide angle lens hood. Sometimes a very slight shadowing in the corner.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 203
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.41
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 4.42
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