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

reviewer#4431 date: Nov-25-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
price paid:30 €
positive:Sharpness
Colours
Size
negative:Small focus ring
Range on APS-C
No wide angle
Lens hood is a little fragile
Manual focus in Macro mode
comment:This lens is a lot sharper than the Sony DT 18-70mm.
Sharpest on f/5!

I use it as my standard lens on my Sony A200.

I 'hacked' the macro function, now I also have AF in macro mode!
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12549

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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