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Konica Minolta AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 MZ Maxxum 35mm Zoom

3.17/5 (6 Reviews)


  • MPN2661110
    Product ID20724632
    Weight17.13 oz
    Length3.13 in
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance19.2 in
    Diameter2.88 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Min Aperturef/27
    Picture Angle23 - 75 degrees
    Focal Length28mm - 105mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/4.5
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Torsten Stoltenberg a Expert from Germany

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2001

Strengths:    Relatively solid build compared to the 24-85/f3.5-4.5 although it's plastic too.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely poor resolution and contrast. I was very disappointed by this lens. By far the worst lens Minolta ever constructed.


Bottom Line:   
Wouldn't recommend this lens. Go for 28-70 if you can or the 28-85 (unfortunately no longer build).

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   24-85, 28-85, 24-105, 28-70

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Werner Van der Cruyssen a Intermediate from Brussels

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2001

Strengths:    Versatility

Price


Weaknesses:    Soft at both ends, especially wide open.

Prone to flare: make sure to use the hood under all circumstances

Quite slow with a max aperture of 3.5-4.5


Bottom Line:   
If you don't shoot slides, will not enlarge to 18x24 cm (8 by 10 in)or beyond and hate to lug several lenses along with you then go and get it.

If you shoot slides with 100 ISO film under available light or want to make enlargements, then this is NOT the lens you want.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Ogana a Expert from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2000

Strengths:    Sturdy build, fast AF, non rotating front element, good sharpness & contrast.

Weaknesses:    some flare

Bottom Line:   
This is a great standard zoom lens. The autofocus is fast and image sharpness when stopped down is impressive, softening slightly at the long telephoto end. Wide open it is still a decent performer. I shot some photo's with the sun in the frame and at different angles off the frame with the lens hood on and observed some flare, though it seemed better controlled than in similar lenses I have used. I would say it is the perfect mid-speed standard zoom for maxxum users.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 EX
Tamron 28-200


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Irakly Shanidze a Intermediate from Grosse Pointe Park, MI USA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    Very fast focus, excellent image sharpness in a short to medium focal lenght range.

Weaknesses:    a little slow and soft at 100-105mm, but I used it for portrait work, and for that purpose it is more than acceptable.

Bottom Line:   
An excellent all-purpose lens, which does really neat stuff with xi and above cameras. Power zoom and power manual focus is precise and easy to handle, just make sure you have an extra battery if you plan to use all XI features. I got this lens used for mere $150, and for this money you could not get any better.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 35-80mm DL 4.5-5.6

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Hancock a Intermediate from Winnipeg, MB Canada

Date Reviewed: December 7, 1999

Strengths:    Good range, excellent build quality, very fast AF, nonrotating front element, and most important good sharpness.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Good all round lense with excellent quality. Very fast AF using my 800si. When I can only have 1 lense with me I always take my 28-105.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   minolta 70-210 f4, 135 f2.8, 75-300, 50 1.7, 28-80.

Type of photography:   People



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