Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by ronniegogs

reviewer#11031 date: Apr-10-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Sony 18-55 f/3.5 to 5.6
Helios 44-2
price paid:90 SGD (used)
Build Quality
negative:Range on APS-C
comment:Although its not wide enough for my APS-C Camera I love it as as a street photography lens as it compact and does not attract attention like my Tamron 17-50. Images are sharp and lens is made of metal which feels quite sturdy. The lens I have is modded to autofocus in macro mode which comes in handy as well.

It gives the awesome colors minolta lenses are famous for. A great lens to have in my bag.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 189
  • sharpness: 4.51
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 3.80
  • overall: 4.39
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