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

reviewer#2542 date: Jul-13-2007
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 own this lens
compared to:minolta 24-105, tam 17-50, sigma 24-135, beercan, minolta 24-85 minolta 50 f1.7
price paid:72 usd
positive: this lens is sharp stopped
down with nice contrast and
color. I've learned to appreciate it shooting interior and exterior scenes as well.I think it's one of the most undervalued minolta lens.
negative:wide opened not sharp as a
prime like 50 f1.7 but acceptable.
comment:WITH THE BEERCAN AND 50 F1.7 it's the best lens you can buy quality/price speaking. With this 3 lens and the kit lens (18-60) you can enjoy dslr photographic experience at his best for a moderate price

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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