Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by kretktz
|kretktz#11204 date: Jun-22-2013|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50mm f1.7|
Minolta 28-105 f3.5-4.5
Sony DT 16-50 f2.8
|price paid:||£90 Second Hand|
-decent image quality
-practical field of view on apsc
-needs stopping down to sharpen up
|comment:||I have spent a year shooting only this 28 and a 50 1.7. |
This lens is very useful on an aps-c size sensor and can serve a "standard" lens. It's light and very "pocketable" which makes it a good travel companion. The colours that it delivers are very nice and natural. I also do not see any visible to my eye distortion.
The disadvantages of this lens are flare and lack of sharpness wide open. You are better off covering the lens with your hand rather than using the inbuilt hood. The performance at f4 is very good though. I would say that up to 10MP or 12MP cameras this lens can perform very well but once you shoot with 24MP the shortcomings of it become very obvious...
I did end up selling this lens in the end as DT 16-50 SSM delivers better IQ and sharpness at 28mm wide open.