This lens seems pretty famous. I had its cousin 28-135 minolta but found the ca distracting and sold it. I say cousin because if you look at photodo numbers they are very similar.
Anyway for those who have had this lens is it really as good as all the comments on it I've read on the web? How much more unwieldy is it than the 28-85 and is the image quality noticably better than the 28-85?
Asking here because I think a few of you may have had or used this lens.