Minolta AF 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by bigjt

reviewer#10383 date: Jul-15-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tokina 19-35
price paid:
positive:Sharp,sharp sharp
Light weight
negative:Feels cheap
Looks crappy on A900
comment:This was my forgotten kit lens from my Minolta 500si. I had never given a thought of using it on my A900, but boy does it shine. I was amazed at the sharpness of the thing, it really is amazing.
Am definately going to use it more to really test its capabilities as from my early impressions on the A900 it is the bargain of the century!!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 59
  • sharpness: 4.52
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 3.37
  • distortion: 4.34
  • flare control: 4.02
  • overall: 4.18
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