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

reviewer#8812 date: Mar-20-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony DT18-55 SAM
Minolta AF28-105 RS
price paid:59 USD (Used)
positive:Build, Sharp & Color
negative:Not wide enough on APS-C and nothing else for the price
comment:Got to use this lens for a few weeks when I was looking for something to replace my Sony kit 18-55, at first I aimed at Minolta 28-85 but got this instead for a very cheaper price.

I like how it's built and its look, it gave me a nice result. Sharp when stepped down a little. Long enough length for walk-around lens but the hood is kinda useless

I rellay love this lens but I intended to get 28-105 instead so I didn't need to keep it.

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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