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

reviewer#11724 date: Mar-14-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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:MINOLTA AF 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 I find them equal in sharpness, but contrast is better on 28-70 lens.
price paid:used $ 600
positive:The MINOLTA colors and contrast shines with this lens. Gives very good picktures at all apertures. Nice bookee. Quick autofocus - never hunts.
negative:Heavy! Best with the sun from behind.
(sharper when stopped down to f4)
comment:I don't use this on APS-C cameras. IT is very heavy to log around, though it is made as a tank for proffessionals and it will last for centuries......

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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