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

reviewer#8639 date: Feb-8-2011
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-50mm (kit lens)
Minolta 50mm F1.7
Minolta 135mm F2.8
Minolta 24mm F2.8
price paid:40€ (Used)
positive:+ range
+ inexpensive
+ Good build
+ Macro
negative:- front element rotates on focusing
- Heavy
- No AF in Macro
comment:Reasonable lens, color has quite good when compared with the kit lens (sony 18-50mm). It is a little big and heavy.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 111
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.16
  • flare control: 3.61
  • overall: 4.32
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