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

reviewer#1463 date: Nov-22-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
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:35 f/2.0
50 f/1.7
85 f/1.4
price paid:???
positive:Sharp images
Solid build
negative:Heavy??



comment:My fovorite and most used lens for many, many years. I bought it new with a 7000i back in the late 80's. It is the only lens from that original purchase that I have kept. This lens has produced many winning photographs over the years and is one of the best bargains out there. My was retired only when I picked up a bunch of primes that cover the range. Hard to part with this one though due to the quality images it produces.

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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