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

reviewer#11392 date: Oct-15-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
Min 70-210mm f4
Sony 70-200 f2.8 G SSM
price paid:165.00 US new
positive:Color, Bokeh, Sharpness, and Build


negative:None
comment:I keep looking to up grade this lens but cant find a lens worthy to replace it with! it is almost as sharp as the CZ 24-70 but has better color and contrast than the CZ, for portraits I like using this lens between 70mm to 105mm at f3.5 to f4.5 for all other shots I will close it down to f6.3 to f11, the 35-105 along with its big sister 70-210 f4 are hard to beat I have owned both for 25 + years and the only lens (35-105) that I have two copies of. Truly the best value for a normal zoom in the market today!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 154
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 4.88
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.58
  • flare control: 4.08
  • overall: 4.64
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