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Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 Lens

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Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 lens


Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 MTF Chart

Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 MTF Chart

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 1985

Last year of production: 2006

Optical design: 13 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $157


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
28mm - 85mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/3070.852490/17,3110/4,3

Additional information:


The Minolta AF 28-85 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5  is a kit lens released in1985 with the Minolta Maxxum/Dunax/Alpha 7000 camera. It optical scheme was borrowed from the non-autofocus Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5, released in 1981. The experts consider it to be one of the most successful  Minolta non-AF lenses. The Minolta AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens  is compatible with Minolta AF digital SLR cameras produced by Minolta and Sony.  

  • The lens features a macro mode switch.
  • Max. magnification: 1/8.3 (1/4 macro).
  • Color: black.
  • Filter rotates while focusing:  yes
  • Filter rotates while zooming:  no
  • Length changes when focusing:  yes
  • Length  changes when zooming:  yes


The Minolta MD 28-85 mm f/ 3.5-4.5  is a standard zoom lens for 35 mm SRL Minolta MD cameras.

It came in only one modification.

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 03.10.2010

Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality5.005
Pricing / Value5.004
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