Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by kaisal0

reviewer#3327 date: Mar-2-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:80-200 F2,8 G
135 F1,8 Zeiss
85 F1,4 G
price paid:500 Euro (new)
positive:Very good built
Very good colors
Very good contrast
negative:Minmum distance to high
Slow autofocus
Sharpness not good enough for this expensive lens
comment:The Minolta AF 28-70 F2,8 G is a great lens. B U T: This is a very expensive lens from Minoltas prestigious G-Series. I never used this lens with analog cameras. I read that the results are amazing with analog film. For digital use you will by a good lens. But sharpness is relative. The best sharpness i ever saw is my F1,8 135 Zeiss. Compared to this lens or the 80-200 G from Minolta the 28-70 is to steps behind this lenses.

The autofokus is slow. With the Minolta 7D it was the slowest autofocus of all my lenses. With the Alpha 700 I think the autofocus speed is ok.

Waiting for the new 24-70 F2,8 SSM ZEISS....

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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