Minolta AF 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by tantran88vn
|tantran88vn#44080 date: Jun-8-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta MD 37-70 f3.5|
M42, M4/3 lenses on OMD
|positive:||Overally very sharp throughout the range. |
Very nice color.
Reasonable sharpness at wide open.
Very useful FL range (Wide enough for full frame at least for me)
AF is accurate and fast enough using with LA-EA4 on Sony A7ii.
|negative:||So long MFD (1.5m).|
Quite heavy distortion at wide aperture.
Heavy, narrow focus ring.
|comment:||I just bought this lens (my first fullframe lens) and really like it: sharpness, color, AF... I got results that I never got on EM10 with M42, minolta MD, M4/3 (Pany 20 f1.7, Oly 40-150 f4-5.6) lense. I think I was lucky to have a good copy. |
It pairs well with A7ii using LA-EA4. I'm satisfied with AF performance though it hunts quite frequently in low light (especially using center focus point). I found it's very nice for portrait.
The main thing I don't like is the size and weight. Adding this lens and the adapter makes A7ii look like DSLR system with weight of >1.2kg. But it's all about compromise.