Minolta AF 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by mikejhart32

reviewer#6640 date: Dec-26-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70
Minolta 28-85
price paid:10 GBP
positive:Sharp!
lightweight, compact
inexpensive
good AF
negative:limited range especially on APS-C
plasticky
loose action
comment:I bought this lens as a body cap for my 500si, and its not much more expensive than one!
Fantastic colours and sharpness, quick AF.
Would be good on a full frame digital, but limited on APS-C
Good for portraits.
Zoom and manual focus a bit loose but could be due to age.
Better than the kit lens over its limited range.

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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