Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by SU45-089

reviewer#10600 date: Oct-16-2012
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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:Tamron SP AF 17-50 F2.8
Tamron SP AF 35-105 F2.8
Minolta 50 F1.7
price paid:80 USD (used)
positive:- Small and lightweight
- Nice sharpness in center of image
- Pleasant bokeh
- Cheap and easy to find
negative:- Soft corners, needs to be stopped down at least to F5.6 to produce sharp image on the edges
- Big CA
- Big vignetting on 35mm frame
- Flares, useless hood
comment:Nice walkaround lens, good for street photography. Not as good as should be for landscapes because of weak corners and CA. Although it's far from perfect, I like this lens and I've made very nice pictures with it.

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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