Minolta AF 28-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#10216 date: May-16-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta 28-85 f3.5-4.5
price paid:10 GBP with 500si
positive:Very sharp
Great colours
Virtually no PF
Macro at long end
negative:Nothing for the price
comment:Very sharp stopped down, usable wide open. Between 50 and 80 sharper than 28-85 above f7.1.

Good macro.

For the price a good walkround lens but obviously with restricted range. Obviously from the reviews below there are a fair number of poor samples of this lens, but there are also some very good ones. You won't find anything better for the price..

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 19
  • sharpness: 3.61
  • color: 4.11
  • build: 3.63
  • distortion: 3.95
  • flare control: 3.53
  • overall: 3.76
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