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

reviewer#4556 date: Dec-16-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 50mm 1.7
Minolta 35-105mm
Sony 18-70mm kit
Sony 50-210mm kit
Tamron 24-135mm
price paid:
positive:Very sharp
Beautiful bokeh
Great build
Constant f4
Very inexpensive
negative:Could be wider
comment:If it wasn't for my Minolta 35-105mm, this would probably be my favorite lens. I just love the way it feels and the pictures it produces. They are incredibly cheap and plentiful at the moment, so there is no reason not to snatch one up to give it a try. The range isn't great for an all purpose walkabout lens, but for most uses you find that it works just fine. Just use your feet to zoom out if you need to.

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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