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

reviewer#7920 date: Sep-1-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4
price paid:$400 AUD
positive:wide for FF, wide open aperture (F2.8)
negative:Flare, Not wide enough for APS-C. 77mm filter thread is not convenient for bag storage.
comment:This lens best used on Fullframe DSLR. The wide open aperture (F2.8) is good for a wide angle lens. It is difficult to store the lens in your bagpack as the big filter tread (77mm) and hood taking a lot of spaces. I have to spend more for the CPL and other filters due to its filter size.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 132
  • sharpness: 4.27
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.14
  • distortion: 3.74
  • flare control: 3.60
  • overall: 4.07
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