Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by Malina DZ
|Malina DZ#11200 date: Jun-18-2013|
flare control: 2
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50/2.8|
|price paid:||380 USD (used)|
|positive:||Great general use WA-zoom lens;|
Low lateral CA;
Good print quality up to 20"x30"
|negative:||Average to poor AF accuracy (back focusing at 17mm, front focusing at 35mm); MF corrections often required.|
Very weak corners at 17mm F2.8-5.6
Difficult to correct in post mustache distortion. Would not use 17-20mm for architecture with straight lines.
Catches flares at all focal lengths with the hood on. Watch the lens position toward the sun with this lens.
|comment:||Sharpness is rather poor compared to Tamron 17-50/2.8 this KM lens replaced but bokeh is much smoother on Sony a100. I have no regrets switching to KM17-35 since I needed a WA zoom lens for a FF body.|
In spite of its poor overall rating, I still can make this lens produce desired images from F6.7-F13.
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