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

reviewer#1036 date: Jul-27-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 2
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:18-70 kit lens
price paid:
positive:Overall a good lens. fas AF on both 5 and 7D cameras.
negative:Old, the zoom is a little rough.
comment:I purchased this lens on Ebay for $150 AU a month a go and expected it to be a dud. I was mistaken, the lens is great for indoor studio photography, a good range . I generally use the 28-75mm (D) (what a lens) as my general lens but this little wonder is interesting. Quick to AF on 5 and 7D and good colour straight up. Sharp from f5 onward, but acceptable at 3.5.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 155
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.58
  • flare control: 4.09
  • overall: 4.64
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