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Minolta AF 28-80 mm  f/ 4-5.6 Lens

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Minolta AF 28-80 mm  f/ 4-5.6 lens

Minolta AF 28-80 mm  f/ 4-5.6 lens

Minolta AF 28-80 mm  f/ 4-5.6 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 1993

Optical design: 8 elements in 7 groups

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Average price: $66


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
28mm - 80mmf/4.0 - f/5.6f/3270.455190/6,780/3,1

Additional information:


The Minolta AF 28-80 mm  f/ 4-5.6   is a good kit portrait lens.

Pros: good bokeh at 80 mm, good color rendering, contrast and sharpness.

Cons: bad performance at 28 mm, bad back light handling, yellow highlights, slow AF.

  • The lens features a macro mode switch.
  • Max. magnification: 1/9 (1/4 macro)
  • Filter rotates while focusing:  yes
  • Filter rotates while zooming:  no
  • Length changes when focusing:  yes
  • Length  changes when zooming:  yes
  • Color: black or silver

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 03.10.2010

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