Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by peter3400

reviewer#11466 date: Nov-10-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:vivitar 19-35, Tamron 20-35
price paid:170 CHF (mint)
positive:Cheap and light weighted
Wide to Ultra wide (depending of the format)
great color
No detectable vignetty on APSC
relatively fast AF
negative:Flare and distortion
comment:great lens for landscapes. super cheap in comparison to other full frame A mount compatible lenses such the 16-35 zeiss. i used on both A850 and A77 and couldn't be happier. highly recommended.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania