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

reviewer#7168 date: Mar-27-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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 used to own this lens
compared to:MINOLTA 35-70 f4.
24-85, 24-105.
price paid:40US$
positive:This lens is a big supprice. Stepped down 2 steps it is a good performer on my A900.
negative:Needs to be stepped down at least two steps to get good contrast.
comment:I found this cheap and it looks like that too. It has a plastic flange but it is working ok. It needs to be stepped down at least two steps to perform satisfactory, and becomes sharper than the f4. It has the nice color look of MINOLTA-lenses and is a good "spare"-lens to keep in the bag. Though it is not super in any way, it is light and easy to carry around. Weights nearly nothing on my A900.

It was never used so I sold it an other sunny day.

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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