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

reviewer#7852 date: Aug-25-2010
sharpness: 2
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 2.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Every decent lens I have ever owned since. i could make a long list.
price paid:CAD149.00 (used)
positive:It was cheap.
It was the second lens I owned so it helped broaden my view.
negative:It was soft, even in the viewfinder.
comment:I did not know any better when I bought this lens. But as I said in the positives, it helped me see beyond a single focal length. However, This lens was my biggest incentive to actually research what I bought, before I bought.

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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