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

reviewer#3810 date: Jul-6-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:KM 18-70
KM 28-75
price paid:about $100 USD
positive:Compact, great build, macro capability, sharp, bokeh, colors
negative:Nothing that I have
comment:Like the other reviewers here, I really like this lens. It's become a favorite, especially for macro. It's light and compact, decent range, very sharp with great colors. Lots of them at a good price. I recommend it. I gave high ratings for distortion and flare control, but I'm not really sure about those, as I haven't "tested" them, nor have I experienced any problem.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 188
  • sharpness: 4.51
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 3.80
  • overall: 4.39
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