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

reviewer#4848 date: Feb-12-2009
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-70 f4
Minolta 28-135mm f4-4.5
Minolta 70-210mm f4
Sony DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8-3.5
price paid:15€
positive:Solidly build
Nice range on film
negative:A bit heavy
No wide angle on aps-c

comment:I bought this lens together with a Dynax 7000 body for 15 EUR.
This because the aperture blades where sticky. Luckily it's not a hard job to clean them. Now the lens works perfectly!

It gives very sharp images. I like this lens more than the 35-70mm f4 because of the 105mm and the Macro! Though the 35-70mm is a lot smaller.

But because of the missing wide angle I don't use it very often. Still looking for a nice alternative.

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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