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

reviewer#8242 date: Nov-12-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70 3.5-4.5
Minolta 50 1.7
price paid:
positive:- sharp
- colors
- faster than kitlens
- cheap
negative:- low contrast in backlight (need hood)
- CA when wide opened
comment:It was my first lens after 18-70 kitlens. I really like it. Sharpness is good when wide opened and very good when stopped down. Good colors (much better than 18-70).
CA when wide open, but not realy ugly and can be fixed easely.

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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