Twigs Test – Take 3

Day three of the twigs test, today’s lens is my Minolta AF 28-135mm. This is one of the original Minolta AF lenses from the mid 1980s, and is now over 30 years old. It’s well built, with a minimum of plastic components, which makes it heavy for its size. This lens was also quite expensive when introduced and still goes for $400+ in in excellent condition. Sony has a current lens (Minolta designed) similar in focal length, the 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5, but it doesn’t perform as well overall.

This set was taken from the same location, focusing on the same center Y-branch, only difference being that today it was sunny and that because of the longer focal length I need to increase the aperture to have a good depths of field.

All photos were taken with my Sony SLT α77 and Minolta AF 28-135mm F/4-4.5 lens, at 42mm (28mm FF), 52mm (35mm FF), 75mm (50mm FF), 105mm (70mm FF), 150mm (100mm FF) & 202mm (135mm FF), using Aperture mode, with a setting of f/16, White Balance set to cloudy, ISO to 200.