Minolta AF 35-200mm xi F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Wally79

reviewer#5721 date: Jul-18-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-70 (kit)
Sony 75-300
Minolta 35-105 RS
Minolta 50 f1.7
price paid:50 USD (used)
positive:good range
power zoom (different but neat)
good minolta colors
negative:we'll see about durability
52mm (ASP-C)
comment:I bought this lens off ebay and was hoping for the best. I was anxious to see if the previous 8 reviews were biased or reliable. I've only had the lens for 2 days now and I'm throughly impressed. The range is better than any of my other lens and the power zoom is, dare I say, fun. I'm going to try it out more, but I think this will finally replace my kit lens for my walk-around. Will update after a couple weeks of experimenting with it.

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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