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

reviewer#2544 date: Jul-14-2007
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:50/1.7, 35/2, KM28-75/2.8, tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8
price paid:3270zł
negative:2/3 stops darker than primes in this range,
comment:On 7D super sharp wide open 28..50, very sharp 50..70.
Sharper than 50/1.7 (at f2.8) especially in the corners.

Color saturation is outstanding!

Only problem is this lenses are about 2/3 stops darker than others primes I have in this range. Probably because it is more complex construction - 16 elements vs 6 elements in 50/1.7, so it's like having 28-70/f3.5.

Anyway I'm keeping 35/2, and selling 50/1.7.

Still I love this lenses and can't wait to try on FF...

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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