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

reviewer#9962 date: Feb-22-2012
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:Sigma 17-35 F2.8-f4 EX
Sigma 17-35 f2.8-f4 EX DG
price paid:156 GBP mint
positive:Sharp, evev at max aperture
Superb minolta colours
negative:Distortion - 17-20.
77 mm filters.
comment:Better than the Sigmas - sharper at max aperture and better colours.

This must be a good copy after reading the reviews below. Very sharp at max apertures across the focal length range. Razor sharp f5.6-f11

There is a fair price premium to pay to cover this range with better glass,

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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