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

reviewer#9322 date: Aug-10-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:kit lens sony DT 18-55 SAM
price paid:148 USD (used)
positive:Colors
Fast, against the kit lenses anyway
cheap
build
good range in the alpha
negative:not much for the price I paid
comment:Well, first in Chile (where I live) there aren't many chances to get a lens for the alphas, except for the extremely expensive sony ones... So, when I had the chance to get this lens at a good price (at least in Chile) I took it. This is my first minolta and I just love it, It's been attached to my alpha 330 ever since... The colors are great, works fast and the size is just right, has better sharpness and is more luminous than the kit lens (at least to me)... the manual focus works well to me and is very useful in situations with low light... what can I say?... I need more minoltas...

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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