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

reviewer#7969 date: Sep-14-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:tamron 28-75
price paid:160 usd
positive:color, sharpness wide open
comment:picked this lens up from a small camera shop for 160 usd, i normally keep my a700 on "deep" setting, when i first started shooting with it, i looked at the pictures and thought, "what is going on with my camera", then i took it off deep and put it on neutral and realized the depth of the colors from this lens, also it handles high iso's very well. this has become my main lens on my camera, yes, the mfd is something to get used to, but not impossible to work around. I now have the a850 and this lens is a good range for ful frame, did some iniitial tests, the images look great.

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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