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

reviewer#8879 date: Apr-7-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:- Minolta AF 35-70 f4
- SAL-2875 f2.8
- SAL-50 f1.8
price paid:30 EUR
positive:- Minolta colors
- Minolta bokeh
- quite sharp on fullframe
negative:- sharpness average on APS-C
- plastic mount
- plastic body
- range
comment:I'm going nuts! This little plastic throw-away is as sharp as the razors edge on my fullframe Alpha 850 but just average on APS-C (Alpha 350). Everything's plastic here and it looks really Mikey-Mouse-like on a fullframe camera but hey, man! it does the job! So if you have the chance to get one in good condition - do so!

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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