Minolta AF 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Thelone
|Thelone#7482 date: May-25-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony AF DT 18-55 F3.5-5.6 SAM|
|price paid:||15.74€ (with 3xi)|
|negative:||- Really short range|
|comment:||An underrated lens, probably because of its older brother (Minolta 35-70/4) and its very limited range.|
It's cheap (generally bundled with an old film camera for a few bucks), lightweight and sharp, but the range just sucks by today standards. It's too long on APS-C (52.5-105, making it a short telephoto lens), while having a limited range on FF. Zooms like the 24/28-85/105 have wider range and are more useful (on APS-C and FF sensors), but they cost a little more money.
Anyway, it's a good lens for beginners and/or if you're on a really tight budget. But if you can afford it, just buy a zoom with a wider range.