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

reviewer#7074 date: Mar-13-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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:Minolta 28-70/2.8 G
K-M 17-35/2.8-4
Sony Zeiss 24-70/2.8
price paid:280 EUR (used)
positive:Extremely sharp at smaller apertures, build is xtremely good
negative:Heavy, close focusing distance, corners very soft at 28 mm wide open (field curvature)
comment:A heavy walk-around lens, gives very good results when stopped down to at least F/5.6. Has a strong field curvature at 28 mm so cornes become soft, but in good light you get nice results when stopped down to F/8. In mid range you do not need to stop down so much to get razor sharp pictures.

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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