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

reviewer#11851 date: May-30-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-50/4
Minolta 35-70/4
Minolta 70-210/4
Sony DT 16-50/2.8 SSM
Sigma DG 70/2.8 EX
Sigma 18-250/3.5-6.3 HSM OS
price paid:70 USD (Used)
positive:- Awesome. One shot, and I was impressed.
- Superb build. My copy could also pass as "like new".
- Sharp enough wide open where I will use it the most (70-105mm) to compliment Sony 16-50/2.8.
- Fast AF
negative:- If there is one, I haven't noticed it. May that it is no longer produced?
- Some CA but nothing unusual.
comment:An excellent lens, as a portrait zoom lens on APS-C. It has long MFD but macro mode makes up for it.

Max Aperture by Focal Length:
35mm-40mm: f/3.5
40mm-70mm: f/4
70mm-105mm: f/4.5

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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