Minolta AF 28-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by icameisaw
|icameisaw#44164 date: Nov-6-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70mm f3.5-5.6|
Minolta 35-70mm f3.5-4.5
Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 SAM II
Minolta 35-70mm f4
|price paid:||£10 s/h|
|positive:||Classic Minolta colours, and surprisingly sharp.|
Usable macro mode.
|negative:||Mine is slightly loose for the manual focusing ring and slightly tight with the zoom ring, but it's still very usable.|
No AF in macro mode, but modern cameras make focusing manually easy.
|comment:||I don't understand why this is rated so low here. Perhaps it's sample variation - these are old! - but my copy is miles better than the Sony kit lenses and you can't argue with the price you can get this for.|
Given a good copy, you have to spend much more to get better results, and the only reason I don't use it much is that I did...