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

reviewer#10898 date: Feb-3-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:N/A
price paid:
positive:Build Quality
Affordable & Value
Minolta Colors
Great for portraits, flowers, and landscapes.
negative:Maybe a bit heavy for some. I actually liked the weight.
Some CA.
comment:I really enjoyed this lens. It was on my camera a lot because of the versatility of focal range. Great walk around lens. I primarily used it for flower and landscape photos.

I really liked the color this lens produced. I also liked the heft of this lens. You could feel the quality that went into to build this lens.

I would definitely recommend this lens.

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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