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

reviewer#9028 date: May-15-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:SEL28-70
price paid:About 50€
positive:-Range on FF
-suprisingly fast AF for such an old lens, very good for sports
-very nice colors
-good contrast
negative:-range on APS-C (35mm is little long)
-MF ring sucks
-nothing else for the price
comment:Well, better than I expected! A little gem it is!
I once bought it dirt cheap (~15€) and sold it when I sold my A550 (I changed to NEX) and regret it later.
It was fast, sharp enough, great colors... I loved it but 35mm was a little long on APS-C.
Some days ago I bought it again and I'm currently using it on Sony A7 with LEA4 Adapter... I will update the review when I have more experience with it on FF.

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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