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

reviewer#7259 date: Apr-7-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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:Sigma 28-70 2.8 EX DG
Minolta 35-105 RS
Minolta 35-200 xi
Minolta 135 2.8
Minolta 100 2.0
price paid:220
positive:feels solid
center sharpness
negative:not sharp off-center
zoom creep
comment:I'm not impressed. Because of the good reviews I bought this lens in good shape. I have tested it indoors open and at f8 and compared it to the other lenses. While sharpness was good in the middle it was a lot worse off-center. I was positively surprised by the Minolta 35-200 xi in this shoot-out concerning colors and sharpness. I have sold the 28-135 again.

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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