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

reviewer#26540 date: Mar-29-2016
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Tamron 28-75/2.8
Sony 18-55/3.5-5.6
Minolta 28-135/4-4.5
price paid:80 usd
positive:macro mode
negative:minimum focus distance
comment:It's fine lens. I get it for a very low prize, so had low expectations. Sharpness is nothin special, colors are fine. Only contrast kind of sucks, so without proper light this lens produce very flat images. And of course it needs at least 1,5m to focus, which eliminate it from being good portate lens. Anyway the macro mode is great. But overall it's nothin special, especially when it comes to optic.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 156
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.58
  • flare control: 4.08
  • overall: 4.64
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