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

reviewer#4305 date: Nov-1-2008
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 own this lens
compared to:Well, that's the thing... I don't have anything in this range so...
price paid:15 USD
positive:Price
Size
Build
IQ
Did I mention "price"
negative:Came without a hood...
comment:Yes, I list the range as a positive. I have a hole between my 17-50 and my 80-200 so this little guy is the perfect filler on a budget! I can't see spending all the extra money on a CZ16-80 just for the extra 30mm, especially at the cost of losing the fast max aperture. But for $15 I'll try anything and it turns out, this one is the ticket for me!

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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