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

reviewer#1673 date: Jan-19-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:$800 USD
positive:see ratings... all 5
negative:Heavy... but the trade off is build quality.

comment:Excellence in the 5 measurements are expected. But one surprise is that the AF speed of this lens is not slow on my 5D, even in lowlight indoor environment. The focus is very accurate ( no hunt at all, even in low light) and not much slower than the kit lens, which means it's quite fast. Although the AF noise is loud, it did not bother me too much. I just took a few shots indoor tonight and I am very satisfied with the result. Top lens in this range. Buy it if you can. I paid $800 for a copy that is in very good condition...I am extremely happy so far. It worth every penny I spent.

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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