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

reviewer#4345 date: Nov-9-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 35-70 (RS?)
Tamron 28-70
Sigma 28-70
Sony 18-70
price paid:US$100
positive:Small and Light
Metal Build is amazing and strong
Sharp, sharp, sharp
Fast AF
negative:manual and 1/4 macro
AF a bit slow for night shoot
comment:I first used this with my 5D and is amaze by the quailty and sharpness it offer. Focus is instant and accurate for bright day condition. I always bring it for my outdoor landscape/macro shoot as it is light and small.

Works just as well with my current Sony A350.

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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