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

reviewer#1830 date: Feb-14-2007
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:Sigma 24-70 EX DG Macro
price paid:
positive:Sharp even at wide open
Nice Bokeh
negative:Focusing Speed
Minimum Focusing Distance
Hood (pretty useless for an cropped size sensor)
comment:This is one amazing glass. I noticed the difference right away as compared to my Sigma 27-70 EX DG Macro. It's sharp even at wide open and very well built.
Its too bad that the focusing speed is slower than usual and the minimum focusing distance is quite long.
But still i would recommend this lens as one piece of fine glass.

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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