Minolta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 II A-mount lens review by Derek
|Derek#5332 date: May-3-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 28-105 f3.5-4.5|
Minolta 35-80 II f4-f5.6
|positive:||Sharp Good colours|
|negative:||Nothing for the price|
|comment:||The test shots I took with this lens shocked me. Didn't expect much but the results sent me to the cupboard for my 28-105, a lens which should outperform this easily.|
Well it does, but only at maximum aperture. Once stopped down 2/3rds of astop it became difficult to tell the difference btween the images. Every bit as good as the 35-80.
Judging by the previous reviews, I was surprised at the IQ produced by this lens. I can only put it down to typical kit lens sample variations; ie if you find a good one, it can be very good.
Build wise mine seems well put together with no looseness or rattles; fast and quiet autofocus. I haven't noticed any distortion.
Sorry, I just can't explain it judging from all other reviews I have seen for this lens.