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

reviewer#20392 date: Oct-18-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:- Konica Minolta 28-85
- Tokina 19-35
price paid:part of 7d kit
positive:- Sharp with APS-C
negative:- Soft in corner full frame
comment:When I bought the Minolta 7d in 2005 they included two lenses, the KM 17-35 and the KM 28-85. Both are rebadged Tamrons.

The KM 17-35 is sharp with APS-C, however full frame it's little bit soft in the corners
- 17mm, sharp at f8
- 20-30 mm, sharp at f4.5
- 35mm, sharp at f8

It's much and much better than the Tokina 19-35.
Its sharper then the Minolta 20mm f2.8 prime

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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