Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by alolio
|alolio#9029 date: May-15-2011|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||MAF 50mm f1.4|
Sony Kit 18-55
|negative:||Flare (I suppose)|
|comment:||I was lucky enough to find a mint copy of this lens (with the "Passed" inspection sticker, love that) at a local camera shop. After many recommendations (and a few warnings) for this lens on Dyxum, I picked it up.|
First off, great purchase. I've ditched the kit lens, since this essentially fills that gap with a color profile more similar to my other lenses.
MFD is long, as others have commented, but indoors, this has allowed me to get some great candids of my kids, as I've stepped back and zoomed in. It's heavy, but that isn't much of a concern for me.
The colors are beautiful. Warm, detailed, distinct. Its ability to separate subjects from background, and the bokeh of that background are exceptional as well.
For negatives: Chromatic abberration is significant, and my a330 has had difficulty finding and focusing on the correct subject with it.