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

reviewer#7898 date: Aug-29-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 28-85mm
Minolta 135mm f2.8
price paid:320 CAD (used)
positive:Good walkaeound lense
sturdy built
negative:Weight
zoom creep
bit dark
lense rotates on zoom
comment:Good range coverage. Used it as a sole lense (had a fisheye too but that's a different creature) on a European trip and it covered everything I needed it for. Only problem is it is a bit dark, and very heavy! Just about the same weight as an A850 body and combined weight for both is just about 4 lbs.

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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