Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by nilotek

reviewer#10334 date: Jun-26-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 24
Minolta AF 50/3.5
Minolta 70-210/4 1st Gen.
Minolta 35-105/3.5-4.5 1st Gen.
Sony 18-55
price paid:
Sharp wide open
beautiful colors
creamy bokeh (round aperture)
negative:Built in hood is too small
49mm Filter instead of 55mm
comment:Very nice Focal Length on Aps-c for portraiture and street photography. If you get the focus right, than the image is sharp at f2.8, comparable with my 50mm macro, altough the macro is indeed a tack sharper. Sharpness is more or less equal to my copy of the Minolta 24/2.8.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 142
  • sharpness: 4.24
  • color: 4.64
  • build: 4.52
  • distortion: 4.27
  • flare control: 3.85
  • overall: 4.31
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