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

reviewer#7442 date: May-18-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Min 35-70
Min 50/F1.7
Sig 18-200
price paid:150 euro
positive:Pictures have 3D look
warm colors
negative:focus ring close to cam body
MFD to big
Only F4 as biggest aperture
comment:What can i say more about this lens... it's a 72 mm big window to bring the light to my sensor and i love how it gets there!!
Only thing is that with 1,5 meter minimal focus distance it's not so good for indoor shooting, and it also only F4.... the tube is soooo BIG , why is this not F 2.8 or even 1.7 ??!

[edit] i have compared it to my new minolta 28/F2.8 , and i must say that the 28 mm is waaaay better than this one.... i have a very bad copy of the 28-135.......

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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