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

reviewer#9824 date: Jan-21-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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 28-105 f3.5-4.5 RS
Minolta 24-50 f4
Minolta 100-200 f4.5
price paid:47 USD
positive:Light
Sharp from f5
negative:Soft wide open (usable)
Length on APS-C
comment:I grabbed it cheap for fun as I heard this one is much worse than the older one, I never try that one either

Surprisingly sharp from 5.6

3.5-4.5 make a soft picture but it's like a soft filter or process in Photoshop, so is it still a bad side!?

28-105 or 24-105 is more useful but gain more weight and price

And for the price - A good len anyway

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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