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

reviewer#9403 date: Sep-11-2011
sharpness: 3
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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 35-105MM VINTAGE, MINOLTA 24-85, sony AF DT 16-80,
price paid:USD 104
positive:Small, light.
negative:sharpness wide all over.
comment:Amazing small for the range. Not sharp at all wide open, needs to step down to f11-f16 go get tack sharp picktures.
Though it has the MINOLTA-colors same as the vintage version.

Tryed it on my A900 and stepped down to f11-16 it gives resonable picktures.

Tried it later on A77 - a total mess, on that camera this lens is just not good enough.

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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