Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by photoBear
|photoBear#13227 date: Apr-13-2015|
flare control: 2
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||cz16-80, minolta 28-80, tamron 70-200 2.8|
|price paid:||$650 au|
|positive:||Built as well as any lens I've ever held, sharpness, colours, easy to manual focus, well weighted and relatively smooth focus & zoom ring, constant 2.8, smooth bokeh. |
The 28-70 2.8 G 'look'
|negative:||flare & ghosting, mimimum focus distance, slow focus, sharpness at 70mm & 2.8.|
|comment:||I bought this lens to go with an a900 & I've absolutely fallen in love with it. I'm sure that something like the cz24-70 2.8 or even the new Tamron 24-70 2.8 would be sharper & focus much faster there is just something intangibly nice about the images I get out of the 'G'|
There are flaws such as flare control, and it's a bit soft at 2.8 and the focusing is slow, very slow. But there is something intangible about it that I just like the results I get.