Minolta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 II A-mount lens review by w1ggy

reviewer#7706 date: Jul-22-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:kit lens is far better image wise. 18-70 or 18-55 sony dt and sals are much better.
price paid:£10
positive:Light cheap and its got a fair reach ,nice colours sharpish at f9-12.
negative:Not very good all round its ok for a cheap len,s to fill the gap untill something better comes along.
comment:Ihave had this lens for about 6 months now , its got nice colour and a good reach with the crop jump, but its only sharpish stopped down alot , but i must say it does return some awsome sunsets.This len,s isnt that bad on my a380 to be honest ,its been a good stop gap until something better came along,no resale value though hard to resell.Buy it very cheap ,there ok for wot they are just dont expect super sharp pic,s coz it isnt going to happen, but you wont cry at wot it does also ,its ok that it lol .

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 24
  • sharpness: 3.52
  • color: 4.04
  • build: 3.04
  • distortion: 3.54
  • flare control: 3.42
  • overall: 3.51
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