Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by GeirJ

reviewer#11171 date: Jun-1-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 28-75mm F2.8
Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8
price paid:
missing
positive:Build quality
Focal length range
negative:Weight
Focusing distance
comment:I bought my lens on Ebay because I had read about its magical qualities. My lens was in very good condition with no excessive signs of wear. It may be that my lens was not a very good one, but it never impressed me much. It's not that it was unsharp, but it was not impressive in any way. I got a secondhand CZ 24-70mm and sold the Minolta at a loss. I have never really wanted to get another one.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 192
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.43
  • flare control: 3.45
  • overall: 4.43
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