Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by JamieZ

reviewer#10143 date: Apr-24-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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:Tamron 35-135 macro
Sony 18-55 kit lens
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
price paid:35 USD used
positive:Sharp
Minolta color
Great short range macro
Great for flowers and landscape
negative:A little short on range for a walk around.
comment:This is a walk around lens in the spring woodlands. Shooting lots of flower macros and family photos.
As always the Minolta built like a tank standard we all know and love.
It has been rained on, splashed with mud, dropped and banged around yet still
shots like a champ.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 111
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.16
  • flare control: 3.61
  • overall: 4.32
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