Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by 5thElefant

reviewer#4176 date: Oct-3-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 own this lens
compared to:18-70 Sony kit lens
28-80 Minolta xi
28-105 Tamron
price paid:L30
negative:Limited range
comment:It was cheap so I thought I'd try it but realistically never use it as 35-70 isn't that useful.

It turns out 35-70 is pretty handy and this lens refuses to take bad photos. It hasn't come off the camera since I got it.

EDIT: the infatuation didn't last long and it was sold when I moved to full frame. Now I have a Nex I bought another. It's a great size for the Nex and I'm infatuated again.

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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