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

reviewer#9400 date: Sep-9-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
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:Minolta 50mm f1.4
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikon 55mm f2.8
Nikon 20-35mm f2.8
price paid:
positive:Wide zoom range
Sharp throughout range
Non-rotating filter ring during focus
Well balanced on larger camera
negative:Long minimum focusing distance
comment:This a great lens that I constantly find frustrating. It could be everything that I need except that it isn't. The range covers ever focal length that I use in a package larger and heavier than every other lens that I own. Sharpness is good throughout the range, though under 50mm the minimum focusing distance limits its usefulness for me.

Great lens unless you need to get close.

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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