Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by superx2won

reviewer#8221 date: Nov-9-2010
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:Tamron 17-50/2.8
Tamron 28-70/2.8
Minolta 35-105/3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-70/3.4-4.5
Minolta 85G
price paid:350 (broken ring)
positive:Excellent Build
Big size and stable
AF is reasonable speed
comment:I got this lens today, and i am very exited to test this lens. My second G lens.

When i hold the lens, i was so surprise that the lens is so big compare to mini beercan and Minolta 35-105. The weight is so significant different to those 2. My hand suffer after 30min of shooting. haha.

The lens was surprisingly AF fast in A700. It zoom ring is very smooth. When shooting on the A700, it give the stable balance feel. I would say superb mechanical engineering on the lens.

The build material for the lens is different to other minolta lens. it material used is really solid. Well engineered 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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