Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by derettahs
|derettahs#4422 date: Nov-22-2008|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||24mm 2.8|
17 - 35mm 2.8 - 4
70 - 210mm 4
|price paid:||800 USD (used)|
weight (its damn heavy)
smooth zoom action
|negative:||sharp but not amazingly so.|
stupid dish hood
|comment:||an absolutly beautiful lens to use. i gave it a 4.5 sharpness rating because its not as sharp wide open as my primes.|
Its a perfect all around studio lens. wide enough to shoot small groups, and long enough to make very pretty portraits.
that and the impressive size and weight never fails to impress a client ;)
mine is currently in japan being realigned. inner elements have shifted out of place causing a "double image" in the photo.
i can only hope it comes back to me soon.
i have recieved my copy back from its little realignment in osaka and its like new. as well i have had a chance to test it on the 900, where it absolutly shines.
after getting used to the fact that it feels a bit short at 70mm, it really is nice to use, i just wish that i could figure out how to make a better hood for it.
Update on the hood for this lens. I took a canon petal hood and cut the bottom off and glued that section to the original dish hood. Now it has a perfect petal shaped hood that also mounts properly on the camera.