Minolta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 II A-mount lens review by Dynaton-DK
|Dynaton-DK#4203 date: Oct-10-2008|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF18-70 Kit-lens|
Minolta AF28-80D Kit-lens
Minolta AF35-70 F3.5-4.5
Minolta AF35-80 F4-5.6
Minolta AF35-105 F3.5-4.5
Sigma AF28-105 F3.8-5.6
|positive:||Very cheap (but still too expensive)|
Not very sharp
Poor build quality
|comment:||The best application for this lens is to have one to give away when you're going to sell a camera body... So the buyer can see that the camera body is working.|
All the lenses I have compared with the Minolta AF28-80 F3.5-5.6 II (Ř62) are better in regard to image quality and of cause also build quality.
Colours are very dull on this lens - contract is poor - and sharpness below average.
If you're in the market for an expendable cheap lens - go looking for the Minolta AF28-80D kit-lens (Ř55) or the Minolta AF35-70 F3.5-4.5 instead as the image quality of these lenses are surprisingly good.
This one - the Minolta AF28-80 II with Ř62 filter - is the worst lens out of 50+ that I have owned. There are many of these lenses to buy at very low prices - but walk away and just keep the present Minolta/Sony kit lens that usually comes almost for free with a new camera.
This lens is not worth buying/having - there are much, much better alternatives available for the same low price.