Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by JeffB95

reviewer#8572 date: Jan-26-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Haven't owned anything to compare it with!
price paid:250 GBP
positive:Beautiful lens in all respects.
Wonderful feel, with fast focus.
Knock out colours.
Deserves it's nickname!
negative:Remember to keep your fingers away from the rear focus ring!
No hood - use the Hand!
comment:Most of the time it lived on my Dynax 7, and produced fantastic results, some were simply blistering!

Range not that good on the A700, although I used it to good effect at my son's wedding. One bride & groom shot in late afternoon suffered the dreaded flare. However, it turned out to be their favourite shot, since the flare was crescent shaped & followed the curved sweep of the dress!

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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