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

reviewer#13 date: Nov-22-2004
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-105 f3.5-4.5 Macro
price paid:
positive:Very very sharp
Very cheap in 2nd hand market
Well build
negative:Macro setting at 28mm is useless for me
comment:This lens is as good as the older brother in MD mount. This is very interesting lens, it is cheap and well build. Suitable for street photography.

Though AF can be faster (can't complaint for an old lens).

I love using it with my Dynax 7 or 800si. It is beautifull as far as image quality go. I love lenses within 28-105. So Either I go out with a 28-85 or 35-105...

well, my 28-135 f4-4.5 is coming soon... will review when I do 10 rolls of slide.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 112
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.69
  • build: 4.85
  • distortion: 4.16
  • flare control: 3.62
  • overall: 4.32
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