Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by gm4jjj

reviewer#518 date: Feb-18-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:18-70 Kit lens, 24-85, 28-75
price paid:
missing
positive:
missing
negative:Quite heavy. Large filter size
Not as sharp as I would like even when stopped down.
comment:Lenshood supplied is of almost no use on APS-C. I have revised my opinion of this lens's sharpness after comparing quite a few landscape shots between this and my 24-85. I'm not sure if it is an AF problem or just softness in general, but the detail is not there in landscapes.

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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