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

reviewer#8781 date: Mar-13-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:CZ1680
price paid:US$ 30
Minolta colours
Full Frame
Solid built like a tank
negative:Weight for it's size
Focal length is short vs CZ1680
Bokeh & Macro at 28mm
Flare control as good as the Zeiss
Simply useless hood
comment:This is the second copy that landed in my hand. It is underrated - maybe because of it's age. As sharp as the Zeiss. Love looking at the colour coatings on the front element that is richer than the Zeiss. Produce great colours like the other beercan series. Not a slouch performer compared to the Zeiss.
I will definitely look out for more copies just in case I damaged or loose those copies that I have.
Worth every penny.

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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