Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Manuag_86

reviewer#11572 date: Jan-1-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 50 f1.7
Minolta AF 24-50 f4.0
Minolta AF 28-135 f4-4.5
Sony 18-135 f3.5-5.6
Konica Minolta 11-18 f4.5-5.6
price paid:65€
positive:Small, light, build, fast AF focus
Beautiful bokeh
negative:Some flare-ghostling issues
Not very sharp for a prime
comment:Bought this used but almost mint.
Almost 30 years lens that seems to have 3, amazing build.

This was my initiation lens, never get it out from the camera during the first 2 months. Only good words about it, but it´s range it´s not so useful on a APSC sensor for me, because I almost take lanscape pictures, so I sold it to buy a Minolta 11-18.

Not so sharp as a Minolta AF 50 f1.7 I used to own and not so good colors, maybe because I used it on a sony a230 and now I´m comparing with a slt a37 pictures.

Sold it to help me afford a used Minolta 11-18 and a used sony 18-135, but it´s a jewel for its price for somebody with a FF camera o who likes fixed focal lenght lenses

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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