Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by Hi72

reviewer#11667 date: Feb-2-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 SAL 16015
Minolta 70-210 F4.0
Minolta 70-210 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 75-300 F3.5-4.5
price paid:55 EUR
negative:range on APS-C
comment:An ebay seller sold this lens five minutes after his 70-210, so I bought both lenses. This one stayed for a while in my spare camera bag, because its range didn't suite me too much. But I changed my mind, when I tried it once on my A77.
The colors are great and its bokeh turns it into a great portrait lens at close distance.
Compared to the other F4.0 lenses, you can still get it quite cheap at ebay.

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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