Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by berlin steve
|berlin steve#10592 date: Oct-14-2012|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony kit lenes 17-70 and 18-55|
|price paid:||Eur 180|
far better than kit lens
Useful range on aps-c
|comment:||I bought this to replace my Tamron 20-40. |
The Tammy feels better made, but both have same size hood leading to flare in certain conditions.
Optically, the Tamron might have the edge, but for my purposes, I needed the additional 3mm on wide, so reluctantly sold the Tamron.
Distortion is so less obvious than on the kit lenses. It is a great lens for architecture and outdoor wide shots, without the feeling that the edges are bowing inward.
Although not my favorite lens, it is probably my most used walkaround lens. Shame it doesn't feel as solid as earlier Minolta glass, but optically I cannot complain.