Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by milan33

reviewer#11446 date: Nov-7-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:MAF 28-135 4.0-4.5, MAF 28-75 2.8, SAL 18-55,
price paid:500 EUR (used)
positive:Very good color rendition, quite sharp from f.28, very sharp on f.5.6 and further, wonderful image creation also with remarkable 3D effects, well build, create very good pictures quality, G lens quality, flare in mine is not a problem. Goods for portraits and flash use. Mine example is not noisy working. Good working on A77 and A350.
negative:A bit heavy, strange and useless original lens hood, no Macro. Very rarely and difficult to find on Ebay, expensive. None more.
comment:Great lens, the best lens I have, and first G in my bag. Every photographer wish, if it could be found, don't think too long, take and try.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 68
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.96
  • distortion: 4.90
  • flare control: 4.28
  • overall: 4.76
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