Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5

(9 customer reviews)

The Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 is a camera glass that can be used with different camera mounts. It can automatically focus on subjects or can be manually focused. It has several lens elements that help produce clear and sharp images. The lens coating helps reduce reflections and flare. It was manufactured some time ago, but can still be used on modern cameras. The aperture can be adjusted to control the amount of light that enters the lens. The build quality is good, making it durable and reliable. The lens can produce pleasing bokeh, which is the quality of the out-of-focus areas in a photo. The resolution is decent, producing images with good detail. There are other lenses available that can be used as alternatives to this lens.

Positives: The Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 camera lens is an excellent quality lens for its price. Despite being a used lens, it looks like new and is in perfect condition. It’s lightweight and easy to handle, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced photographers. The autofocus is fast and accurate, and the image stabilization works well even in low light conditions. The image quality is sharp and the color reproduction is accurate.

Negatives: This lens has a limited focal range which may not be suitable for some photographers. The aperture range is also small, which may limit creativity in low light conditions.

Conclusion: The Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 camera lens is an excellent choice for those looking for a good quality vintage lens at an affordable price. It’s lightweight, easy to handle, and produces sharp and accurate images. While its focal range and aperture range may not be suitable for everyone, it’s still a great lens to have in your collection. Overall, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile lens without breaking the bank.

Optical design

Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

125 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. With a lens filter diameter of 62 mm you are one step from the next standard filter size, buy step-up ring and bigger filter you may want to use a step-up ring and 67 or 77mm filter. Weights 485 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary.

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9 reviews for Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5

  1. allphotolenses.com

    1.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 3.8/5

  2. dyxum.com

    45 dyxum.com user rated as 4.49/5

  3. ebay.com

    19 ebay.com user rated as 4.58/5

  4. lens-club.ru

    8 lens-club.ru user rated as 4.22/5

  5. Ebay.com Feb 11, 2012

    Konica Minolta Maxxum AF MZ 28 mm – 105 mm Technically there is no such lens. “Konica Minolta” branded lenses were made from 2003-2006. At that time they had discontinued the 28-105mm, and were selling a 24-105mm lens instead. The 24-105mm lens is a great lens – I wrote a rave review of it. The Minolta Maxxum 28-105mm lens is also a fantastic lens (though you won’t find the name “Konica” on any of them). It was made when Minolta’s build quality was at a peak, and the complex design takes no shortcuts. Heavy, solid, and reliable, the lens was built to last for decades. Prices have trended upwards over time, and now they regularly go for over $100.

  6. Ebay.com Nov 02, 2012

    28-105 1994 lens has great image quality I needed a bit more range and liked the lightweight of this model so I purchased this model of the Minolta 28-105 lens, this one made in 1994. It is a non-XI version and rated higher than that model. Sharpness and color are great although not as sharp as the 35-105 I have but pretty close to it. If I need the extra range I will use this lens. Has the superb color of a Minolta lens. Very well priced also.

  7. Ebay.com May 05, 2009

    I am holding for camera I found another vendor on E-Bay that mis lead me to believe I was purchasing a camera that was complete but it did not include Batteries (Which added a considerable amount of cost to the camera). I am looking for another camera that will fit this lens and have not found one yet. I tried to reason with this vendor and I think they are giving me time to purchase the lens, but they have threatened to ‘block’ me if I do not buy this lens right away. I do not know what to do until I can find a camera that fits this lens. Can you give me a suggestion? Will I have to pay restocking fees even though I did not finalize the purchase? This does not seem fair. I am sorry I was mis led and this other vendor is suffering a lost sale because the Camera salesman mis-led me. Please help.

  8. Ebay.com Jan 21, 2008

    Minolta 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Maxxum Lens This lens is a really under-appreciated gem. Sharpness, color rendition, and build quality are almost as good as the best of the consumer-level Minolta lenses. (This 28-105 can be differentiated from the restyled newer version by the focus ring. The older version has a smooth ring. The newer has a ribbed ring. The newer version, while a good lens, doesn’t compare quite as well.) Compared to the legendary 28-135, it just barely misses on sharpness. But the 28-105 weighs only 2/3 what the 28-135, uses somewhat cheaper and more common 62mm filters vs 72mm on the 28-135, and at an average price that’s less than half that of the 28-135, this 28-105 is a real bargain.

  9. Ebay.com Apr 06, 2017

    Excellent quality for used lens. Looks like a new! In perfect condition. Later I will write more information.

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