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

reviewer#1831 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:SAL18-70 Kit, 50/1.4, Tamron 90/2.8 Macro, Beercan, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Sigma 28/1.8
price paid:USD1200 (new, 1998)
positive:Very good sharpness, contrast and bokeh.
negative:Slow AF
comment:I've had this lens since 1998 and it's one of the main reasons I stuck with the A-mount when going digital last year. It stays on my A-100 more than any other lens. The slow AF doesn't bother me that much. Flare can be a problem and reduces contrast drastically.

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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