Minolta AF 35-200mm xi F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#11269 date: Jul-25-2013
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-105 original
Tamron F 35-135
price paid:81 GBP used
Well built
negative:Manual focus ???
35 not wide on APSC
comment:IQ is almost as good as the two excellent lenses I compared it with. Might be a tad less sharp, but it is still very sharp.

Motorised zoom might not be everybody's cup of tea but it works well enough. Precise composition can always be achieved with some slight cropping.

Highly recommended if you can live with 35 at the short end.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 23
  • sharpness: 4.24
  • color: 4.43
  • build: 4.35
  • distortion: 4.30
  • flare control: 3.74
  • overall: 4.21
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