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

reviewer#6597 date: Dec-17-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 35-70 f4
price paid:Ł19
Typical Minolta Colours
negative:Some slight CA in difficult lighting conditions
comment:This lens suffers badly in the ratings due to the sentiment over the build of the original Minolta AF lenses.

Got two copies of this lens, first and second version. Both are solid, zoom action smooth... do what they were designed to do. Nothing else you can say.

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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