Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by sparky81

reviewer#1539 date: Dec-14-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Nikon AF-S 24-85 f:3.5-4.5, minolta 35-70 f:4.0, Sigma 28-70 f:3.5-4.5, tons of M42 lenses
price paid:
positive:Sharp, excellent colours, contrast and build quality
negative:for the price... NOTHING better could be found
comment:I bought this lens to get wider after using 35-70 (lovely lens) for a while... If You don't need wider, go 35-70 but if You need... Nothig better could be found for that price... I'm amazed with quality of photos that I took with 28-85. BUY IT if You need that range.

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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