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:
missing
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
negative:Heavy
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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