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

reviewer#16307 date: Jul-16-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 AF28-135
price paid:60 CAN
positive:Sharp.
Relatively small.
Built like a tank.
Nice bokeh for a zoom.
negative:Some funky distortion at 35mm.
comment:I have owned 3 copies of this lens - all performed great. I was keeping a spare for a while, but sold it when I decided the lens would likely last longer than me. Great walkaround for FF. Great Minolta classic rich colours. This lens is equally sharp as the amazing 28-135 with better bokeh. Its a toss up which I choose on a day out with a general purpose lens. I go for the handshake when I want more range and only want one lens. This lens is smaller and lighter and I like people shots better with it than the handshake. Highly recommended.

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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