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

reviewer#21446 date: Dec-4-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:MD 35-70mm f/3.5
price paid:55 USD (used)
positive:small
light weight
very good IQ 1 stop down
negative:none
comment:I'm using this lens, with adapter, on the A6000 body. All things considered, the old manual MD lens is better, but this lens is still very good. The weak point for this lens is wide open; 1 stop down any IQ differences are not significant. Plus, you get autofocus and exposure. I think this lens is better than the native E-mount lens offerings in the same focal range

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 185
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 3.80
  • overall: 4.39
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