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

reviewer#10601 date: Oct-18-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Carl Zeiss 2470Z
price paid:100 USD (USED)
positive:Very compact.
Very sharp. See comments.
Excellent color.
Excellent flare control.
Extremely tight built and good feel.
Fast and quite AF.
negative:Not so good extreme corner sharpness.
comment:This is a GOOD Lens, I mean it. Though a 1985 design, it is not old, Sony has a exactly same copy for it for several years.

If you can find it for 100USD, don't think, go for it!!

It has the typical Minolta household color, a top class built, I mean the focus ring even feels like a manual lens. Center sharpness is on par with Carl Zeiss 24-70 on F2.8, corner is not so good wide open, but at F5.6 it is as good as center.

Love this little lens on my A900, really nice for a everyday walk around option.
Did I mention the nice built in hood? LOL.

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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