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

reviewer#8735 date: Mar-4-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Sony DT 18-70
Sony 18-55
Minolta 50mm F1.7
price paid:20 $ used
positive:Weight, zoom-ring bulid, size, price
negative:Focus ring is a bit inconvenient, and loose; focus in dark (f3.5 at 35mm...)
comment:I like portrait view, so 52-150mm equivalent focal length is perfect for me, inside a room it is not so useful. Massive plastic bulid, zoom in dark hunts, and focuses there and back; Bulid is much better than the kit lenses, and God, I like Minolta design. On a300 faster than on a100. For sightseeing it is perfect. Size and weight makes it perfect for running there and back in a city, although i like more heavy lenses.

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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