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

reviewer#1326 date: Oct-16-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 28-135
minolta 18-70
tamron 24-135
sigma 17-70
price paid:
positive:good colors
good build quality
good range on film
negative:not as sharp as i would like
bad range on digital
comment:dose not deliver the WOW effect
takes good pictures, nice colors but no superb sharpness

it is much better then the kit lens and is better then the tamron but it dosent even come close to the sigma 17-70 or the minolta 28-135.

the range is not that good in digital but is great on analog
i should give it a test on film and see how the pictures turn out...

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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