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

reviewer#8887 date: Apr-7-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:
price paid:$800 Used/Mint
positive:Everything: Internal zoom, solid build, color, contrast and bokeh!
negative:Nothing on the a900
comment:I had sometimes toyed with the idea of selling this lens simply because it wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer (on my a700s), but the beautiful colors, contrast and bokeh forced me to keep it and I'm sure glad I did.

Now that I have the a900 and have fine-tuned the lens with the camera's "Micro Adjust" feature, I find it to be just as sharp as ANY lens out there!! It now features the best of all worlds!

So - long story short = 5s across the board! I'll never sell this lens unless I need the cash for surgery or some other life changing event!


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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