Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by ERH
|ERH#8679 date: Feb-20-2011|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||SAL 20/2.8|
|price paid:||400 USD|
|positive:||Very wide on Full Frame|
Good sharpness stopped down
|negative:||Distortions (but what lens at 17mm don`t have it?)|
Vignetting at 17mm
|comment:||Bought it for my A850.|
Used it not so often, liked it in travellings (in Alps it gives breathtaking photos).
Liked it lightweightness, colors (really saturated), but to have really sharp corners you need to stop it down to f/7.1...9 (further - diffraction).
But if you print not bigger than A4 photos - the sharpness seems to be enough from f/5.6.
I sold this lens, when bought Sony 20/2.8, 24/2 and 35/1.4G.