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

reviewer#9129 date: Jun-13-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 3.8
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:
price paid:270 euro
positive:Sharp (for a zoom) when stopped down a little
Heavy, nice build
Good range on ff
Intersting colors, not neutral as such
Good focus speed
Some distortion
Visible vignette fully open
No lens hood
Watch out for the sun ligth direction, flares
Slight soft cornes fully open.
Bokeh not better than ok.
A little low in contrasr

comment:Nice lens, for the price. Far from perfect, but if you can live with its weaknesses, is it a good lens with colors that I myself like.

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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