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

reviewer#12193 date: Mar-19-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 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 used to own this lens
compared to:Beercan, 50mm f1.7, 35-105 original
price paid:part of a package
positive:Cheap, relative sharp and the constant f/4. Minolta colours, AF is fast.....ish
negative:bokeh, it not not wider (I shoot with APSC camera). Not the sharpest through its range
comment:I got this lens as part of a package that included a beercan and a 50 f1.7 for $45 USD.

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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