Minolta AF 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by am2lo
|am2lo#18357 date: Sep-23-2015|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony AF DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II|
Minolta AF 35-105 F3.5-4.5 N
|price paid:||with old minolta|
APS-C focal range?! if you want a real zoom
severe purple fringing in water reflections and night lights.
|comment:||So you have a Sony SLT (APS-C) camera and you got no money for a new 50mm or a 85mm fixed lens from Sony. Well you can start with this Minolta 35-70mm cheap zoom and get a sharp and superb 52.5mm F3.5 equivalent lens, an ok 75mm F4 equivalent and a cool washed out portrait 105mm F4.5 all in one piece. |
I've been using this 35-70 as my main "50mm fixed lens" for street and landscape photography for about 2 years and I'm loving it. In Lightroom I found that the Sony 35mm F1.4G profile corrects the distortion of the Minolta AF 35-70 at 35mm, how cool is that? I'm sure there must be much better glass out there but for the price you can't go wrong.