Minolta AF 28-135mm F4-4.5 A-mount lens review by WestCoastCannuck
|WestCoastCannuck#16308 date: Jul-16-2015|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF35-105 (older version)|
|price paid:||150 CAN|
|positive:||Excellent range for a standard zoom.|
Very sharp across the range.
MFD too long.
|comment:||Truly an amazing lens if you get a good copy. I have owned 2. The first was a dud and I wondered what all the fuss was about. Looked fine... but soft images. I took a chance and bought another that came up locally. (after testing first) I am so glad I bought it. It is a great lens. Its a beast - quite heavy, but sharp all across the range with great colours. Bokeh not bad. Highly recommended. (better to try first, or buy from a trusted source to ensure getting a good copy) For the record, I believe the issues are age related and not "sample variation". This is an extremely complicated lens - there is much to go wrong with it over time. (30 years!!)|