Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by SChurchill
|SChurchill#8637 date: Feb-7-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||35-105 F3.5-4.5 original|
|price paid:||part of bundle|
Very soft especially at corners
|comment:||I bought this by mistake as I thought it was 35-105 included in a bundle of lenses and 8000i body.|
Unlike the 35-105, which it looks almost identical to, this lens performs very badly. It's very soft especially at the corners. Even when stopped down on an APS-C sensor.
It also exhibits all forms of CA to a high degree in any moderate contrast areas. Ironically the 8000i body that came with it has become one of my favourites so I guess there was a silver lining.