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

reviewer#1536 date: Dec-12-2006
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:KM 28-75, Tokina 28-70
price paid:500€
positive:Build, feel, IQ, just perfect
negative:AF-speed, close focus 0,85m
comment:Tested this one, KM 28-75 and Tokina 28-70.
Build is top class, image quality exelent, nice bokeh.
This is a heavy lens, I like that.
Firt time I hold it I felt : Yes, this is the way it should be=)
Af is slow, really slow, but spot on.
The supplied hood is a joke, I use a 85/1.4 hood insted.

The KM28-75 is the best alround of the 3, fast AF, light (at cost of build) good close focus.

After the test I sold The Km 28-75 and This one staid=)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 69
  • sharpness: 4.65
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.96
  • distortion: 4.88
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.75
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