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

reviewer#7257 date: Apr-7-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 2
overall: 4.2
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 50mm f1.4
Beercan 70-210mm
price paid:Ł160
positive:Amazing walkabout lens on FF
Wide angle plus a decent zoom
Super Sharp
Nice Colours
Very little CA
negative:Zoom Creep
MFD
F4 minimum
comment:I must say I love this lens on FF. It's a great walkabout lens. I have been wondering if I should go for a f2.8 and sell this but I have thought about it and there is no way I am doing it.
100% zoom in the image reveals how sharp it is. Cant beat it. Was using my beercan recently and my 28-135mm really beats it hands down. Much sharper and very little CA if any.
Only prob is flare which can be sorted with your hand or a hood. In low light situations I just use my nifty 50... sorted!
I had this lens on my A350 but it makes much more sense on my A900.
Love it!

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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