Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by Smiffy
|Smiffy#4136 date: Sep-27-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||18-70 kit|
Sigma 17-70 f2.8 DC MACRO
Minolta 50mm f1.7
Did I mention sharp?
|comment:||This wasn't a lens I was actively looking for, but it was bundled with a beercan I have recently purchased.|
Thought I would just give it a try and fired off a few shots, just a few snaps of the family indoors.
WOW!! The sharpness has blown me away...easily on a par with my new Sigma 17-70 (which gets rave reviews itself) if not slightly better. Haven't had a chance to use the macro function yet, but my initial impressions are very positive. As others have mentioned, the range is a little limiting but I can see this lens spending a lot of time on my A200.
For the same price as a few beers, I have got myself one awesome little lens. Recommended piece of glass, if you can live with the limited focal range.