Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by jon.rodeo

reviewer#10854 date: Jan-15-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 50mm f/1.4
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8
Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
price paid:50 USD (used)
positive:small/compact, constant f/4, minolta colors, bang for buck
negative:some CA wide open? noisy AF (screw drive)
comment:Nice little lens that you can't go wrong on! If you get a chance, snatch one up. It makes for a nice light alternative to the CZ 24-70mm. I find when I'm out and about and just bringing my camera along I prefer it due to it's size and weight. Great little walk-a-round lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 185
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 3.80
  • overall: 4.39
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