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

reviewer#8787 date: Mar-14-2011
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 1
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 2.6
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:km/sal 18-70
min 35-70
tamron 70-200 2.8
tamron 28-300
price paid:
Focal range
but especially Build
focus element moves when tilted
comment:This was the kit lens on my 404si. I was able to get the odd good shot out of it but it's so cheaply made, worse than any other kit lens I've used.

When using manual focus the focus element will move when the camera tilts or if you let go of it. In af mode it will slap back and forth.

There really is no reason to use this lens if you have any other lens.

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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