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

reviewer#11468 date: Nov-11-2013
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:28-105, 28-13
price paid:Aus$800. 5 years ago
positive:Built like a tank, and internal zoom. APerture, Minolta colours are wonderful
negative:Min focus distance as everybody says- sharpness at 70mm not ideal (at wide open) but good between 28-50. The painting of numbers to indicate focal length has worn awawy (minor gripe!)
comment:It's a lovely lens and the build and quality are great. Sharpness however at 70mm at 2.8-3.5 is not perfect.

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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