Minolta AF 35-200mm xi F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by W&7D

reviewer#4142 date: Sep-28-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:My other lenses.
price paid:
positive:Small, light, great range, motorzoom, stopbutton, versatile. Build is nice too and it doesn't easily scratch. Great Minolta Colours.
negative:Only F4.5-5.6
comment:For our holiday in the Maledives I was a bit reluctant to bring my heavy and expensive stuff. As I didn't know the circumstances and didn't think sand, water and sun would benifit them. So I bought a second hand 7D which I received with two lenses, this one being one of those.
And I must say I am not dissapointed at all. The other reviews say it all, especially Artuks. I just can add that I was very pleasently surprised.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 24
  • sharpness: 4.23
  • color: 4.46
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.29
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 4.21
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