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

reviewer#7378 date: Apr-30-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 own this lens
compared to:28-85mm F3.5-4.5
16-80mm CZ
price paid:320 USD
Range coverage
negative:long minimum focus (compared to 28-85) when not in macro
comment:Just got this lense and still testing it out. Did some close-up shots of tulips and peonies. The shots seem as sharp as the CZ 16-80 with nice colour too. Very similar to the 28-85.

Weight is heavy but it nicely balances the weight of a A850

So far, haven't had flare issues but I've had the sun to my back. Review revision will probably follow

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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