March 25 2009 - Photo Jottings

March 25 2009


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.

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