Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#9431 date: Sep-16-2011|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 24-85 (original and RS)|
Minolta 35-105 (original)
Minolta 28-105 RS
|price paid:||45 GBP|
|negative:||Macro at wide end|
Flares without hood
|comment:||Good lens, but not as sharp as my copies of 24-85s, 28-105 RS and the 35-105, which I rate as the sharpest zoom I have ever used, along with the Tamron 20-40 which I foolishly sold.|
Very sharp at 28mm, but sharpness falls gradually away past 50 mm.
Notwithstanding, considering its price compared to the lenses above a very good buy if on a tight budget.
Needs a big hood to combat flare (I use the beercan hood)