Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by Milan33m

reviewer#11154 date: May-31-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:MAF 28-135 4.0-4.5, Tokina 19-35 3,5-4,5
price paid:150 EUR (used)
positive:Very wide view. Great for water flow at fountains, and indoor photos, quite sharp.
negative:Nothing special, except these I I could not find a good tullip shader. Newly produced ones, non original, give a shades on sides.
comment:Very nice wide angle of view. I used it for water fountains in the nightlife. Water flow was great. I used it for taking fireworks pictures and indoor photography.
I sold due to a bit short for me range it and changed for MAF 28-135 4.0-4,5 As I do more reportage pictures, where longer range is important.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 133
  • sharpness: 4.27
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.14
  • distortion: 3.74
  • flare control: 3.60
  • overall: 4.07
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