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

reviewer#10514 date: Sep-15-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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:
price paid:89 (used)
positive:Sharp from F4 and up
Colors seem good, maybe only slightly cool
negative:Flare control and built in hood sucks, get a aftermarket hood and your okay.
comment:This lens is good, even on APS-C sensor, it's useful. The kit lens is a joke, this will at least get you a "in between" prime that is cheap and sharp. Color is good, maybe slightly cool but easily fixable. Sharp at F4 and up, F2.8 can be soft around the edges. Get them while you can, Sony discontinued the 28mm prime.

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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