Minolta AF 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Pattok
|Pattok#27600 date: Jun-7-2016|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||- minolta af 50mm f1.4|
- minolta af 70-210mm f4
- minolta AF 100mm f2.8
|positive:||- Sharpness at all apertures and focal lengths|
- Very nicely build
- Color rendition
|negative:||- minimal focus distance|
|comment:||This lens is one i will probably never part from.|
It's always plenty sharp even viewed 100%. I haven't pixel peeped in the corners at wide apertures though, but I can say I've never noticed any softness after using this lens the most out of around 6 for one year.
It renders contrasty and colorful as soon as there's a bit of light.
Flare control isn't as bad as I expected and mostly happen when the sun is in the corner of the picture (in or out) and when it occurs it doesn't look weird. I have lots of pictures with setting sun in the frame and no flare at all.
It vignettes a bit wide open at 35mm, but i actually like the character it has then.
And AF is fast with the LA-EA4 on Sony A7ii.
Only downside is the MFD and the minimum focal length that's sometime insufficient, but that's to be expected.
I had it very cheap and as new, but it's definitely well worth the 100€ it sells for these days.