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

reviewer#26555 date: Apr-19-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 35-70 f4
Minolta 35-105 old
Minolta 24-85 RS
Minolta 28-105 RS
Minolta 28-135
Minolta 35-80 II
Sony 28-75
price paid:13 euro
positive:Sharp
Sheap
Light
negative:Sheap build that brakes easily
comment:I have bought two off those one attached to a camera and both where broken the same way when they arrived.The front lens group with barrel was loose.I managed to simply press it back on one of the lenses and wow what a sharp lens it is,
I haven't compared them side by side yet so I may have to rewrite this review later on.But right now I think that this lens is sharper than the listed ones att 35mm and 50mm booth wide open and stopped down,it's weaker att 70mm
It's a shame that they putted so nice optics in so crappy body,,,,,
Edited.....
Now I have tried 5 samples of this lens and contrary to the review above the two samples with distance window are sharper than the three other samples I have.

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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