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

reviewer#1240 date: Sep-26-2006
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3
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:28-105xi, 100-300, 100-300APO, 80-200 F2.8
price paid:Ł55 sterling (s/h)
positive:Excellent zoom range on one lens from Minolta. Optics are clear.
negative:Power zoom is far too slow. Manual focusing is nigh on impossible
comment:Good for the range, but I suspect most people will get fed up with the slow zoom. I've relegated it to my 'in car' 35mm camera. If I'm somewhere without the rest of my kit and I see a photo opportunity, it has the range to capture most subjects

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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