Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by Romeo333

reviewer#7139 date: Mar-23-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 2
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 2.7
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 used to own this lens
compared to:50/1,4
24-70HSM
price paid:$150
positive:-Decent Range
-Sharp images
-Made of Metal(Heavy)
negative:-Clunky
-Zoom Creep
-20+ years
-Rear focusing is a little getting used to
-No Hood
-Hunts in low light
-Slow focus
comment:
Very overrated. It's a decent lens to have, maybe to travel (If its lost or stolen, no problem). I bought it because of the hype, it does produce decent sharp images but not G quality. I Much rather use a 50/1,4.

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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