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

reviewer#8843 date: Mar-29-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 2
overall: 4.2
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 f2.8
Sigma 105 f2.8 Macro
Beercan
price paid:200 sterling
positive:Colours
Sharpness
Focusing Speed
negative:Noisy
No hood, so lots of flare
Some distortion (but not as much as my Tammy)
comment:Bought a great example of this lens from a fellow Dyxumer and am absolutely astonished by the pictures I am getting. As a walk around lens it is the business, the quick rear focusing has let me get some shots that would have been impossible with any of my other lenses, and it is oh so sharp. It is also heavy and built like a tank, but I do not find this a problem as it is easier than carrying 3 primes around and it gets as good results. If you have full frame and can find a good example then do not hesitate to get it, there is nothing else like it. Now I just need to find a decent hood!

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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