Another lens comparison has been added to the lens comparison page. This time the Sony 28mm F/2.8 and the Minolta AF 28mm F/2 go head to head, with the same basic tests, (but different subjects) as the Sony 28mm had in the last comp. You’ll also be able to extrapolate the differences between the Minolta 28mm F/2 and the CZ 16-35mm, based on this latest comparison. The Minolta is much sharper in the extreme corners than the Sony 28mm, but seems no better in the centers, at least using real subjects instead of newspapers and test charts.
I noticed the Minolta AF 28mm F/2 performed very well when I reviewed it some time ago, and if Sony would update the coatings and slip in an aspherical element or two, it could easily be labeled a “G” or Carl Zeiss!