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

reviewer#11608 date: Jan-14-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:newer minolta lenses, 35 - 70 and original 28- 105
price paid:32 pounds UK
positive:Minolta colour, sharpness and economically available for the Sony alpha range.
negative:Gamble to find in god condition second hand.
comment:I researched zoom lenses in Dyxum and other forums, after being told about it by an ex Minolta rep, and found this lens to have the best all round reviewws. I watched for a reasonbly priced version, and managed to get it for 32 quid. Very pleased with the results.

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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