Minolta AF 28mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Phil Wood
|Phil Wood#45717 date: Jun-12-2021|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 24mm f2.8|
Sigma 24mm f2.8 Ultrawide II
Minolta AF 28mm f2
Minolta AF 35mm f2
A wide range of zooms.
|price paid:||25 GBP|
|positive:||Cheap wide angle prime. Decent performance|
|negative:||28mm (give me 24 or 35 anyday).|
|comment:||This lens came in a job-lot of 4 film cameras and 3 lenses for a grand total of £25. I'd have happily paid the price for the rest of items without this lens, so you could say it was free.|
Previous copies left me dissatisfied, they either weren't sharp or sit in my workshed awaiting iris cleaning (I really must get round to that).
This copy is fine, a slight micro-focus adjustment corrected a rear focus issue and the lens turned in a fine performance - at last I can see how this lens achieves its Dyxum rating.
However, it remains my least favourite Minolta prime - the 28 f2 is the obvious alternative and is sharper and faster. The 24/2.8 and 35/2 have focal lengths that are more to my taste and are sharper. The Sigma 24 has similar performance to the 28/2.8.