Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by MikeRG
|MikeRG#8948 date: Apr-19-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||17-35 f2.8-4|
Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
|price paid:||200 GBP|
Secret Handshake 'look'
|comment:||My copy of this lens has a few minor marks on the front element but nothing serious enough to adversely impact image quality.|
It's heavy, has a minimum focussing distance longer than a football field, noticeable distortion, dark corners and a comedy macro mode. But I love it more than any other lens in my collection.
On my A900 I 'get it' now. In terms of sharpness it knocks the 35-105 and 24-85 into a cocked hat (my 35-105 has never been especially sharp but my 24-85 is stellar). The distortion and vignetting are easily corrected in LightRoom with a suitable lens profile. The colours are wonderful and the secret handshake magic is there in abundance, it's impossible to describe exactly *what* it is but it's there.
I can't think of better walk around lens for full frame, my 35-105 is totally redundant now and will soon be heading for eBay.