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

reviewer#12010 date: Oct-26-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:50ZA 1.4
85G 1.4
price paid:500USD
positive:Minolta Color
Good bokeh
Internal zoom
negative:Hood is useless
MFD could be better
comment:the lens is sharp wide open from 28-45mm. low contrast from 50-70mm, but the detail is good. when comparing this lens to 2470CZ, the zeiss is clearly a winner overall, but i love the color and bokeh from 2870G. Great lens for it's age

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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