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

reviewer#8600 date: Jan-31-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 50 1.7
Sony 1855/1870
Minolta 24-105
Sony 55-200
price paid:100 USD
positive:- Sharp
- Vibrant colour
- Nice bokeh
negative:- Not wide enough on APS
comment:Sold this lens after 6 month of pleasant use. I miss it a lot, especially its vibrant colour and excellent bokeh.

People say this version is not as good as the old version. I had no chance to compare side by side, but this one is way lighter. The only complaints I had was 35mm being not wide enough. I bought 24-105 instead and sold this one. But the image quality alone, I think 35-105 was better.

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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