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

reviewer#7562 date: Jun-13-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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:Minolta 28-135
Minolta 35-105 (o)
price paid:€80 used
positive:Range ( not on APS-C )
Surprisingly sharp
negative:Noisy
MF not very user friendly
comment:I'm on my third specimen of this very "funny" lens - either you love the proportional motorised zoom control or you hate it. The rest of the xi line is of little interest, but this lens excel. Together with Ol' Iron Clad ( 25-135 (o) ) this is my walk around on a900.

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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