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

reviewer#4654 date: Jan-8-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:Minolta 28-135 F4-4.5
Minolta 35-105 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-80 F4-5.6 II
Sony 18-70mm kitlens
price paid:30 Euro
negative:Lens Hood
No AF Macro
comment:Macro can be modified to AF (wich is good altough most peolpe use manual macro).
It's zoom range is not it's best assets and i think my plastic 35-80 F4-5.6 II is sharper and is probably even cheaper!
For some reason the screw mount for the filters is partially broken (fortunatly i can still add a filter and the useless lenshood).
It's absolutly not a bad lens and it produces nice images with good color but I guess I only wanted this to have one too and not for the need of it!

The mod:

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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