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

reviewer#215 date: Nov-13-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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:Sigma 17-35 EX DG f2.8-4. Sigma 12-24 EX DG f4.5-5.6
price paid:450€ (new)
positive:Sharp wide open(f4-f5)
Build quality.
Fast focusing
Not very expensive
negative:Only 35mm, I would prefer 17-50.
Distorsion at WA, well corrected with PTlens (Tamron profile)
Lens hood too big for APS-C cameras
comment:Not very wide, really I wanted to buy Tokina 12-24 or Sigma 12-24. The first one is no available for Minolta, the second one was to heavy and with the filter issue, and much expensive.

Lens hood too big, and not very useful with APS-C cameras.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 134
  • sharpness: 4.26
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.13
  • distortion: 3.74
  • flare control: 3.60
  • overall: 4.06
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