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

reviewer#11124 date: May-19-2013
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-70mm
Minolta 28-105mm
Sony 18-70mm
price paid:55 USD
positive:Minolta colors
Build Quality
Sharpness at extreme ends
comment:Nice lens for the price. Colors are vibrant and truly Minolta.
Sharpness near 28 and 85mm is not as sharp as in the middle.

This has been my walk around lens for almost 2 years and just recently acquired the Minolta 28-105mm, I am in process of comparing the two. Being heavy and short on the long range is really the only big concerns with 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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