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

reviewer#1713 date: Jan-28-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 18-50 2.8
Minolta 50 1.4 (RS)
Minolta 80-200 g
Zeiss 24 - 70 2,8
price paid:
missing
positive:Lens that stays most of the time on my camera. Flare control.
negative:Heavy
comment:Heavy but fantastic lens. Beautiful bokeh. You just have so much more detail compared with a sigma 18-50 2.8 DG.
I read focus is slow, which is true, but compared to the newer Sigma 18-50 2.8 DG EX not slower! Sharpness in comparable with the 80-200 G, although a little bit less.

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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