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

reviewer#3962 date: Aug-12-2008
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24mm f 2.8
Minolta 50mm f 1.7
Sigma 10-20mm EX DG
price paid:
positive:Very neat and quick to focus the build quality is excellent
Macro focusing is quite easy.
negative:Only manual focus in macro
comment:I bought this a cheaper way of getting a medium view on APS-C. It is a very good lens I am surprised the price remains so low compared with other short zooms. I can't help comparing it with my 24mm f 2.8 which is an oustanding lens if I didn't own this lens I would have given it 5 for build quality.

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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