Minolta AF 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 N A-mount lens review by Daaave

reviewer#10057 date: Mar-24-2012
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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:
price paid:22 € used
positive:+ interesting range
+ colours
+ cheap
negative:- sharpness
comment:First of all: I really like this lens, even though it is definitely not the best lens! Most people are muttering about the range of this on APS-C, but I think it's rather great. The colours on this are really good while the sharpness is quite poor. Open you get a blur-ish image in the center and a blop at the edges :-D you have to stop down to at least f/8 to get it really sharp. But nontheless you can make cool photos with it. This has become my everyday-lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 78
  • sharpness: 4.16
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.22
  • distortion: 4.29
  • flare control: 4.08
  • overall: 4.28
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