Check out the review of the Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens. This was one of Minolta’s first AF standard zoom lenses issued back in the mid 80s. It probably was a pretty good lens back in the day. Fortunately, that day has passed, and we have better lenses to choose from. It’s not a bad lens, it’s just out-dated. These quite often sell for less than $100 on eBay. I thought I’d try one when the A900 first came out, as Sony hasn’t been very quick in developing full frame, standard zoom lenses, and only has the re-badged 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 to show. Even so, I’d much rather have that lens than the Minolta 28-85mm, even for three times the price, that’s just me. Ya know, they all can’t be winners, but, if you’re on a really tight budget after the A900 purchase, then check it out and see if it meets your needs.