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

reviewer#7510 date: May-30-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Tokina ATX 24-200
Sigma 28-200 DL
Tamron 28-300 LD
price paid:57 GBP
negative:Manual focus not good
comment:Better than the rest. Its a Minolta, but not as useful.

Uncomfortable focal length range o digital, but You know that when you buy. Get fed up with saying this.

If you are on a budget BUY it. If you can afford expensive glass well that's your call.

Competent to very good all round lens.

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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