Minolta AF 17-35mm F3.5 G A-mount lens review by havoc315
|havoc315#11767 date: Apr-14-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 24-85 3.5-4.5|
Tamron 10-24 (on APS-C)
|positive:||Distortion reasonable for full frame|
|comment:||PLEASE DELETE -- This review should have been for the 17-35, NON-G version|
For full frame users, there are limited ultrawide options for Sony. The only "new" Sony lens is the Zeiss 16-35 which is extremely expensive. So this lens is a comparable bargain, covering almost the identical focal length.
Pixel peepers won't love this lens. But as an ultrawide, I'm almost always using it with a massive DoF. So everything in the image is always adequately sharp.
Distortion is to be expected in an ultrawide, it's not horrible in this lens.
There is some purple fringing as with many film-era lenses.
If you pixel peep your images all day long, skip this lens. But for occasional ultrawide shots that looks pretty darn good at normal viewing sizes, this lens is a very good value.