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

reviewer#9513 date: Oct-20-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:
missing
price paid:325 USD (used)
positive:Range
f 2.8 at 17mm
Colours
negative:Big filter size
Distortion
comment:I love the range of this lens. This Lens on FF is extremely nice! With it's aperture it is even usable inside.
I do not have the hood fir this lens, so I remarked a little bit of flare.
The Lens produces awesome colours and it's really sharp for a Zoom lens.
The build quality does not really match a High end Body such as the A850 or the 800si.
At 17mm Distortion seems really odd, I don't know if the problem is my image composition or if it's because of the Lens.

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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