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

reviewer#5339 date: May-4-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:18-70 kit lens
price paid:Ł40 with 7000 slr
positive:Excellent quality
Nice controlled colour
Sharp & fast enough for me
negative:Did not get one sooner!
comment:Used on my Sony a200 this is the 1st lens that as shown what the camera is capable of.
Range is good in my opinion and usefull around town as a snapping lens as you will get great high quality pictures with very little effort.
CA is not apparent on my lens at any zoom setting.
I did the macro auto focus hack and it works even better for close up work now.
Get one, put it on the camera, Use it & you'll love 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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