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

reviewer#45784 date: Nov-7-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:28-84, 28-135
price paid:usd $300
positive:Build, image quality and colour. Reeks of quality.
negative:Lens hood is an ornament only. Otherwise none on A99.
comment:Bought to be used exclusively for FF. Makes no sense on APS-C. Colour and image quality is what you might expect from a top shelf lens. It's a joy in use as well, nicely made and wonderfully tactile. Delivers sensational detail.

Superb for low light photography. No issues with focus on the A99.

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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