Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by Minolta80

reviewer#10451 date: Aug-13-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:17-35mm / f3.5 G
35-105mm / f3.5-4.5
price paid:200 EUR (new)
positive:-weight
-center sharpness
-price
-AF Speed
negative:-corner sharpness is bad
-performance @35mm not good
comment:I got this one back in 2006. For the price it's really a decent lens. Good center sharpness.
However I really like the fact that it's really light weight compared to pricey lenses- of course it doesn't feel that good in your hands.
I do like it better on my film lenses as sharpness isn't such a huge deal as in digital ;)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 132
  • sharpness: 4.27
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.14
  • distortion: 3.74
  • flare control: 3.60
  • overall: 4.07
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