Minolta AF 28-70mm F2.8 G A-mount lens review by sarapata1
|sarapata1#9745 date: Jan-2-2012|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50mm F2.8|
Sony 50mm F1.4
Minolta 100mm F2.8 Macro
Minolta 100mm F2.0
Sony 35mm F1.4
|price paid:||450 EUR used|
|negative:||MFD - could be restrictive in some situations|
|comment:||I love this lens. The pictures captured via this glass show off by themselves - outstanding colours and bokeh.|
Sharpnesswise - both Minoltas 100mm I own are sharper, but the difference is not huge and those are primes.
Flare - this is probably the only real downside. Be prepared to use a 3rd party hood, not the original one (which is just not enough at all). Try not to include the sun in your pics otherwise you loose a lot of contrast and probably get ugly blobs.
In general, when used properly, it delivers what you expect of the lens of this class. Recommended.