Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by crimemastergogo
|crimemastergogo#7953 date: Sep-8-2010|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50|
|price paid:||200 USD (used)|
|negative:||No hood hence poor flare control|
Hunts, useless indoors
Needs at least 1.5 meters plus to focus correctly
|comment:||Let's start with the positives. This unit is built like a tank. Sure it's weighty but feel wonderful and steeped in japanese craftsmanship. Has beautiful and warm colors, typical to minolta. It starts to get sharp when stopped down and focus is further from 1.5 mts. Great range for a walkaround lens.|
Negatives for me were; auto focus is a bit slow. Flare control is rubbish.
Overall it is a great lens when managed correctly. Not something you can just pick up, shoot and expect great results.