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

reviewer#11002 date: Mar-27-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4
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:
price paid:12GBP (used)
positive:+Very sharp
+Light and compact
+Extremely cheap
negative:-Poor AF
-0.7m focus distance
-All cheap plastic
-Range on APS-C camera
comment:Cheap Minolta version in this focal range, it's not the more expensive and valued Minolta small "beercan" with constant F/4, and is made of cheap plastic, instead nice aluminium finish. But, anyway, it's a nice piece of kit in my bag, at the moment, my most used eBay product photo lens, it's very very sharp, maybe my copy, but I read, other has very sharp copies too. You can`t beat the price/performance for this lens :)

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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