Minolta AF 17-35mm F3.5 G A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#16297 date: Jul-8-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24mm f2.8
Minolta 28mm f2.8
Minolta 28-70mm f2.8G
price paid:570 EUR (used)
positive:Center sharp from f3.5
Classic HQ Minolta build
Beautifull colors
Fast AF (wide lenses are usually fast)
Hood is not realy helping
Soft corners
comment:One of several lenses wich every A mount user should have. It have constant aparture, center sharp from f3.5 and sweet point sharpness from f4.5 to f8
Beautifull colors.
They have few disadvantages, its not very good with flare control and wide open has large distortion and soft corners.
Overall this is full Minolta G lens! If you need better, CZ 16-35mm f2.8 is your lens, expensive lens.....:)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 33
  • sharpness: 4.73
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.94
  • distortion: 4.85
  • flare control: 4.18
  • overall: 4.73
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