Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by Brossardois
|Brossardois#10906 date: Feb-3-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50mm F1.7|
Minolta Beercan 70-210mm F4
Sony Kit Lens 18-70mm, 75-300mm
|price paid:||45 CAD (used)|
Easy to find bargain
Lost cost walk-around lens
|negative:||Range not wide enough for group shots on APS-C sensor|
Minimum focus distance
|comment:||Favourite lens in my bag for its versatility and overall image quality. I use it as my walk-around lens on my A300 for both indoor and outdoor. The colours and sharpness are similar to my other two Minolta lens i.e professional beautiful IQ and a notch or two over the Sony kit lens. The constant F4 is useful in low light and creative shots; Bokeh is smooth. Macro is also usable for my purposes (switch & manual focus).|
Although I pointed about about its limited range, don't be afraid about the lack of wide angle range. This kind of range on APS-C is usable for portrait and small group shots or landscape, just not good for big groups in small space. Zoom in and out a bit with your feet.
Bottom line is a lots of fun for the money, highly recommended.