Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D A-mount lens review by milan33

reviewer#9169 date: Jun-22-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 own this lens
compared to:MAF 70-210/4, MAF 28-135/4,0-4,5, Tokina 19-35/3,5-4,5,
price paid:110 EUR (almost new)
positive:Well build, nice colors, good sharpness, makes good sharp pictures in low light, good for night photography, its wide range lens,
negative:missing Macro function, vignetting with non-original lens-shade
comment:It's a great lens. I love it, ist much better in sharpness than Tamron or Tokina 19-35 nad Sigma 18-35. A bit difficult difficult to find original second-hand tullip lens-shade, otherwise non original is not a good choice as it make worse vignetting. Flare can be a small problem.
If you have all of these great Minolta lenses: MAF 17-35/2.8-4.0, MAF 28-135/4.0-4.5, MAF 70-210/4.0 its almost you need for amateur photogrpahy, you are winner. A bit expensive in Germany on Ebay., however worth its paid price for me.

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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