This Lens from 2004 Still Ranks Highly as a Zoom on DXOMark

konica minolta 28-75mm f2.8

The Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8 is a high flyer for vintage lenses at DXOMark.

DXOMark is famous for lab tests they run on camera sensors and lenses, and while the data can help consumers make more informed decisions, some of their rankings can be a little strange. After digging through their database, we found that some rather old (almost vintage) lenses still rank highly on their charts. This, of course, is a testament to the lens (in this case the Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8), but it also raises questions about newer glass too, and why there have only been marginal improvements over the last 15 years. Join us after the break as we look at this a little more. Continue reading…