Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by rohit
|rohit#6777 date: Jan-19-2010|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||28-75/2.8D. Although I liked the 28-75D for its sharpness and faster focusing speed, I began to prefer this lens for its image quality. On the maxxum 9 slow AF becomes a non-issue. |
24-70CZ: Colors are superior in that CZ images appeared very "plastic" and glossy in comparison. CZ also extends when zooming which was a big deal breaker for me.
|price paid:||1200USD +1100USD new|
|positive:||Solid construction. Workmanship.|
Focus hold button. Non-rotating front element, length does not change while zooming.
|negative:||Slow AF speed, heavy, flare, no SSM.|
As said multiple times before, the hood is a joke.
|comment:||I have two copies of this lens, both bought in 2007. My second copy consistently produces sharper images than the first. Both however are exceptional compared to every other zoom in this category (24-70CZ while sharp, seems to produce images that are too "antiseptic")|
Took this lens on a road trip in India and Scotland. In rain, blizzard, the lens survived and kept churning out one awesome shot after another. Flare, even when visible, adds a nice natural touch to the shots. This lens is a gem.