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

reviewer#10786 date: Dec-15-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Minolta 35-105 original
Tamron F 35-135
price paid:30 GBP
positive:Very sharp above f6.3
Minolta colours
Lightweight
Good MFD
negative:Build could be better
No macro function
comment:Vert good budget lens, a bargain at current prices.

Really good IQ for little money.

This copy is reasonably sharp at max aperture and becomes very sharp between f7.1 and f11.

Small enough for your pocket a very useful general purpose 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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