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

reviewer#380 date: Jan-4-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:55mm Filter
Useful length
Very sharp
Cheap
negative:Macro a waste of time, noisy and slow AF.
comment:I bought it cheap on eBay, currently use it as my walk round lens. It can deal with most situations fairly well, colours are good and it is sharp edge to edge at all but the largest aperture. A great little lens.

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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