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

reviewer#7546 date: Jun-10-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 "Beercan" 70-210mm
- Minolta 100-200 f4.5
- Sigma 18-125
- Nikon 18-105
- Canon 70-200 L Usn f4
price paid:
positive:- The Best Minolta lens I ever tried.
- Sharpest zoom lens what I have ever tried. (better than classic Beercan 70-210)
- Excellent build quality.
- Awesome IQ.
negative:- I can't mention anything, okay it HAS a weight, but it's not for little girls - that's all.
comment:An old dream of mine to have this lens. I bought it on the net, and it's in PERFECT condition. If You want a REAL quality zoom lens, with outstanding IQ, than don't need to search for other. Here is Your "body", here is Your choice :)
First of all, It's "built like tank", but (okay it's relative) in my opinion it looks like good. Well.. It has a size and weight.. But in my opinion, every quality lens has a weight, so You have to carry it. So? If it's too much (about 700g) than don't buy it :) It's so simple. But when You start to use it... You will absolutly forget the weight. I promise You.

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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