Minolta AF 28-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by ianb
|ianb#5437 date: May-23-2009|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Carl Zeiss 16-80|
|price paid:||Not Sure (new)|
|negative:||Colour rendition - not startling.|
|comment:||A good reliable and solid lens. Bought originally with my Minolta 700si film camera as a standard lens I have very few complaints with this lens. It has won me many competitions and the Macro facilty (manual focus) is great. Other reviews are less flattering and it makes me wonder if build quality dropped off over time.....mine is pretty old.|
Given that it was bought for a film camera the 28mm starting point was OK. On a digital this equates to 42mm which makes it less versatile than the stunning 16-80mm Zeiss lens. Second hand it would be a worthy purchase.
On the a900 results were not quite as good as on the a700. So now sold alongside the 700si. Sharpness has been reduced from 4.5 to 4 as a result.