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

reviewer#11671 date: Feb-2-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 18-70 KIT
Sony 18-55 KIT
Minolta 70-210/4,5-5,6
price paid:55 usd
positive:Good colours.Good sharpness. Good IQ and contrast. Not expensive. Good built.Lightweight.
negative:Old lens. Narrow zoom range. Flare control. Macro is not usable.
comment:Really good inexpensive lens. I use it very often togeter with Sony 18-55 KIT because of Minolta's 35-70 narrow zoom range. The colours are unbeatable but it saffers a bit from flare. Some CA is at 70/4. Use 70/5 and it's OK.

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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