Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by sirinacs

reviewer#10542 date: Sep-25-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 28-75 f2.8 D
Minolta 35 f2
Minolta 85 f1.4 G
Minolta 100 f2.8 macro
CZ 135 f1.8
price paid:450 € (mint)
positive:G color and bokeh
G solidity
negative:See comments
comment:This only lens exemplifies the so-called "G magic".
OK, it flares, it isn't tack sharp wide open, it has a narrow zoom range and a cumbersome MFD and a derisive hood... But, as soon as you are all set to overlook its oddities, it shines like no other in this range!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 70
  • sharpness: 4.66
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.96
  • distortion: 4.89
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.75
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