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

reviewer#5248 date: Apr-18-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:18-70 kit lens
100-200 4.5 Maxxum
price paid:75 USD
Solid build quality
Great zoom range
negative:52mm on crop DSLR
comment:I think this will be on my 7d most of the time. I wish it was a 28-200, but you can't have everything for the price I paid. I actually don't mind the power zoom, now I think I will try to get the xi 28-105.

I'll still use the 100-200 4.5 indoors for head shots. And I can use the kit 18-70 for wide.

I posted some shots with this lens on my Picasa site at:

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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