Minolta AF 35-70mm F4 A-mount lens review by Blair7

reviewer#5335 date: May-3-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50 1.7
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Minolta 35-105
price paid:$78 w 9000 & brcan
positive:compact, light and rugged
negative:close focus, limited range
comment:Nice little lens, I acquired this one with a 9000 and a Beercan. I had another that I got with my Maxxum 7 (off ebay) but I passed it on to my niece when I gave her my 7000.

I will use this as a walkaround on a film camera (9000, 7000i or 7). I don't have to worry about damaging it.

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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