Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by piano0047
|piano0047#9425 date: Sep-15-2011|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 28-105, 35-105 (not beercan version). Fixed 28mm 2,8,50mm 1,7|
|positive:||Cheap,solid,sharp,especially at the wide end,beautiful colour.|
|negative:||Not quite as sharp in the tele range.|
|comment:||Everything seems to have been said before. But shortly: my copy of this lens is WONDERFUL in the wide end. The colours are simply beautiful and the lens gives punchy pictures with exellent contrast. I can really say that it is as good or better than the fixed 28mm 2,8.Same sharpness- but more saturated colours. Already from 3,5 actually. And clearly sharper than 28-135mm.|
But vice verca at the 85mm setting, and even 50mm. A little bit (5,6)stopped down it is ok even here. And at 8 very good. But the exellent pictures you get at 28mm-40mm is not reached in the rest of the focal range.
At 28mm the lens would have got 5+++ overall, except flare control.