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

reviewer#7839 date: Aug-21-2010
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:Sigma 28-70 f2.8 EG DG
price paid:
positive:+excellent build
+internal focus
+sharp 28-50
negative:-sharpness @70mm
comment:The lens is a bit heavy but it produces excellent results. Compared to the Sigma it is sharper at f2.8 from 28 to 50mm. At 70mm you should stop down to f4. The Sigma delivers sharper results above f5.6. Minolta colors are more neutral and the Minolta bokeh is better. Build is exceptional good - a true G lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 70
  • sharpness: 4.66
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.96
  • distortion: 4.89
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.75
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