Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by pashka20
|pashka20#1594 date: Jan-1-2007|
flare control: 2
|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|price paid:||75 ebay|
|positive:||sharp, especially at longer end|
not as sharp at 28 mm
|comment:||I like the lens, it worth more than the price for it now.|
Image quality is good, much better than any recent kit lense, though not as good as any of my primes. It is also not very slow, and quiet sharp even wide open.
It has nice minoltas cast in colours, good contrast when no flare.
The lens is prone to flare, hood, that comes with it, is not good.
Af is a bit slow, hunts a lot under poor lighting (without af assist).
Build is very good. When I had it as the only lens and was looking at Sigma 105 macro, I couldn't believe sigma wants such a price for such a plasticky thing.
I wrote many negative things about the lens, but I think it is good overall, and very good for the price.